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Posted on 03-15-2012
The ASPCA estimates that anywhere from 5 to 7 million dogs and cats inundate shelters every year, and that 3 to 4 million of them must be euthanized. Those statistics alone should help pet owners make the compassionate decision to have their pets spayed or neutered. Our Canton veterinary hospital, which also serves Ball Ground and Holly Springs, provides high-quality spay and neuter surgeries that can vastly improve your pet's quality of life while doing good things for the community at large.
1. Preventing over population: Spay or neuter animal surgery prevents overpopulation and unnecessary suffering. Shelters around the country struggle to find homes for all of the lost and surrendered pets they receive, but with limited resources, they are forced to make difficult decisions.
2. Reducing cancer risk: Cancers of the reproductive systems are much more common in pets that have not been spayed or neutered. Spay surgery also helps reduce or eliminate the incidence of uterine infections in female pets.
3. Improved behavior: When un-neutered male dogs detect the presence of a female in heat anywhere close by, they will do almost anything to escape the yard or house; this includes becoming aggressive, damaging property and possibly putting themselves in harm's way if they do get out. Un-neutered cats, on the other hand, are notorious for spraying houses with urine. Male pets that are neutered are much easier to live with. They are easier to train, more obedient, more relaxed, and less likely to risk it all by running out into traffic in their desperate search for a mate.
The experienced, compassionate team of veterinarians and animal hospital staff here at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic make spay or neuter surgery as accessible for you and your pet as possible. With advanced surgical technology and pain management procedures, this is an easy and affordable way to do something wonderful for your pet, your family and your community.
Question for pet owners: What differences did you notice in your pets' behavior after it was spayed or neutered?
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