Spay and Neuter Services at Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs and Glenwood Veterinary Clinic
Having healthy, happy pets is a value many people share in Council Bluffs and Glenwood, IA, and there are many different ideas that come into play when figuring out how to reach that goal. Most would agree that developing a strong relationship between your pets and their veterinarian is a good start. One other thing that can be a strong contributor to your pet's well-being is spay & neuter surgery. For some, having their pet spayed or neutered isn't an easy choice, because they don't understand how that decision may impact your pet's life. At Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs and Glenwood Veterinary Clinic, we are here to help you understand what these procedures can mean to you and your family-- including the furry members. What does spay and neuter surgery accomplish? Read below for answers.
Controlling Pet Population
The most obvious answer to this question is that it prevents your pet from becoming pregnant if it is female (spay), or from getting a female pregnant if he is male (neuter). With the large amount of dogs and cats up for adoption of all ages, the decision to leave your pet open for breeding is one that needs serious consideration. Breeding the right way is an expensive and time consuming activity, which includes extra care for a pregnant animal as well as any kittens or puppies she might have. Both spay and neuter surgeries are inexpensive options by comparison and can curb overpopulation and prevent unnecessary euthanizing of healthy young pets.
Stabilizing Pet Moods and Safety
Pets that are not spayed or neutered are more likely to be more aggressive or moody than altered pets. When they have had the surgery, they normally calm down a bit and are easier to train both in behavior and in "bathroom" habits. Behaviors such as howling or trying to escape in order to mate are much less likely if a pet has been fixed.
Health Benefits for Spayed & Neutered Pets
Spaying and neutering can help to prevent several types of cancers in both female and male pets as well as infections. Also, since pets will be more inclined to stay home, they will be less likely to suffer an unfortunate fate, such as being hit by a car.
Your Pets Aren't Missing Anything They Need
If you choose to spay and neuter early, usually before six months of age, your pet will not feel deprived that they did not get to be a parent. Pets can be spayed or neutered when they're older as well, but the strongest benefits come when they are young. They will likely turn more of their attention toward taking care of you, their owners.
Make an Appointment at our Council Bluffs or Glenwood Veterinary Clinic
To learn more about spay & neuter options for your pet, and everything you need to do to help keep your pet happy and healthy contact us at Animal Clinic of Counsel Bluffs in Council Bluffs, IA at 712-323-0598 or Glenwood Veterinary Clinic in Glenwood, IA at 712-527-9454.