Pet Spay Services From Your Honolulu Veterinarian
With thousands of unwanted dogs and cats euthanized each year, the need for spaying pets has never been more important. But beyond limiting unwanted pets, spaying also offers a number of benefits to both you and your pets that you may not be aware of. As your Honolulu veterinarian, we offer pet spay services to help you protect your furry companions. From avoiding unwanted pregnancies to removing all risk of uterine and ovarian tumors, there are so many reasons to choose spaying for your pet.
Benefits Of Spaying Your Pet
There are many benefits of spaying your dog or cat, including:
No Heat Cycles
Heat cycles are messy and can cause unwanted behaviors in your pets. While it is possible to put diapers on your animals to keep your home and furniture clean, cats in particular can still be very noisy and difficult during heat cycles. Spaying allows you to avoid all the problems that come with heat cycles.
Less Desire To Roam
The drive to breed is extremely strong in your pet, and can lead to roaming and possible escapes that are stressful for you and put your pet at risk of being lost, hit by a car, stolen or winding up in a shelter. Spaying will prevent the surge in hormones that pushes your pet to find a mate.
Lowers Risk Of Mammary Gland Tumors
Spaying can lower the risk of mammary gland tumors in your pet. While some mammary gland tumors can be benign, others can be malignant and pose a significant risk to the health of your dog or cat.
Risk Of Ovarian And Uterine Cancer Is Eliminated
One of the most substantial benefits of spaying is the elimination of risk for ovarian and uterine cancer. Spaying takes these dangerous cancers off the table, something that any pet lover can appreciate.
Reducing Unwanted Litters
If you get your dog or cat spayed early on, you can completely eliminate the risk of unwanted litters. But even if your pet has already had offspring, you only have to get him or her spayed to prevent any further litters.
What Age Should You Spay Your Dog Or Cat?
Most pets should be spayed between 6 and 9 months, although the best time can vary depending on the animal and other factors. The best way to determine the right time for spaying is to speak with your vet. Your vet will be up to date on the latest research regarding spaying, and can advise you of the right time for you and your pet.
Give 7-10 Days For Recovery
Spaying is a serious surgery, so you should be prepared to provide a safe, calm and restricted environment for your dog and cat for at least 7 to 10 days following the surgery.
Contact Honolulu Pet Clinic To Schedule An Appointment
If you would like more information about spaying, or if you are interested in getting your dog or cat spayed, please give us a call at (808) 593-9336 to schedule an appointment.