Spay & Neuter Services in Lakeland, FL
If your pet has not been spayed or neutered, they could develop certain health issues later. With spaying and neutering, our goal is to prevent these issues as much as possible and enable pets to live longer, healthier lives. Animal overpopulation is another issue that spaying and neutering can address. Overpopulation among stray cats and dogs is still a big concern in various areas throughout the country, but responsible pet ownership and proactive care can make a remarkable difference.
Are you concerned or reluctant about having your pet spayed or neutered? Please let us know! We can address your concerns and provide additional information to help you make the best decisions for your pet’s wellbeing.
How Does My Pet Benefit
from Spaying or Neutering?
Aside from preventing pregnancy, in what other ways do spaying and neutering benefit pets? Simply put, both male and female cats and dogs have health concerns they can develop as a result of remaining 'intact.' While this is not a guarantee, spaying and neutering can increase an animal’s chances of avoiding these potentially life-threatening concerns, which include:
- Pyometra (infection of the uterus)
- Breast tumors
- Ovarian tumors
- Prostate problems
- Testicular tumors
When these tumors develop, they are often cancerous. Spaying and neutering your pets before they reach maturity can prevent these cancers and help your pet live longer. In addition to the health benefits, pets may also show a marked decrease in unwanted behaviors such as roaming, mounting other animals, objects, or people, vocalizing excessively, and aggression.