Have Your Pet Spayed or Neutered
The animal professionals at Oakton Animal Hospital in Elk Grove Village, IL, including Dr. Ephraim, Dr. Svoboda, and Dr. Brooks, understand the importance of spaying or neutering your pet and how it can help save his or her life. Typically, spayed or neutered animals live a longer, healthier life.
Spay or Neuter?
Many people get confused as to which animal the terms spay or neuter refer to. You need to spay your female dog or cat, which is done by removing the reproductive organs. In males, neutering requires the testicles of a male dog or cat to be removed. These are simple and common surgical procedures that your local veterinarians at Oakton Animal Hospital in Elk Grove Village can perform and do so regularly.
Eight Reasons to Have Your Cat or Dog Spayed or Neutered
Many dogs and cats become much more affectionate towards people after they have been spayed or neutered. They also tend to be calmer and less chaotic after they undergo surgery for spaying or neutering.
Bye to Heat Cycle
When a dog or cat is spayed or neutered, it stops their heat cycle, which means it also stops the periodic bleeding cycle in your female pets and will reduce nervous behaviors in both male and female animals. It will also eliminate the crying and moaning that come along with the heat cycle.
Lessen the Risk of Cancer
Neutering or spaying your animal helps them avoid fatal illnesses, such as common types of cancers in dogs and cats.
Your Pet Will Not Gain Weight
Contrary to popular belief, having your pet undergo spaying or neutering will not make them gain weight. The reasons your pet may gain weight is due to a lack of exercise, overeating, or an underlying condition.
Spaying and Neutering Is Less Expensive Than Taking Care of Litters
While newborn kittens and puppies are adorable, they can be very costly to take care of. It is less expensive in the long run to have your pet spayed or neutered than providing constant care to litters you were not ready for or did not plan on.
It Is Safe
Spaying and neutering are common surgeries for animals, and with the proper care from you at home, your dog or cat will be back to their normal, playful self in a few days.
Call Oakton Animal Hospital Today!
For pets living in the Elk Grove Village area, they will be in good hands with the highly skilled and experienced veterinarians, Dr. Ephraim, Dr. Svoboda, and Dr. Brooks, at Oakton Animal Hospital. Call (847) 439-8090 today to discuss setting up your pet’s spay or neuter procedure.