6 Reasons to Get Your Pet Fixed

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. It’s also Beat The Heat Month. This isn’t about temperature, though: it actually refers to the heat pets experience when they’re feeling amorous. If your furry friend hasn’t been fixed yet, please consider getting this done right away. A Marietta, GA vet lists some benefits of getting your dog or cat spayed or neutered in this article.

Prevent Unwanted Litters

The first and most important reason to fix your four-legged friend? It will stop them from reproducing. We know, puppies and kittens are adorable. However, there are just too many sweet, adoptable pets in shelters already, hoping that someone will adopt them and give them a loving home. You also have no way to guarantee that their descendants will end up in loving homes. 

Curb Bad Behavior

Fixed pets are less likely to engage in destructive, unwanted behaviors, like digging and spraying.That’s because, after spay/neuter surgery, many of the hormonal urges that cause or contribute to bad behavior will have been reduced or eradicated. 

Reduce Escape Attempts

As many as one in three pets go missing at some point in their lives? Getting your pet spayed or neutered can help prevent this from happening. After all, Fluffy and Fido won’t be trying to run off in search of love!

Health Benefits

Spay/neuter procedures also offers some great health benefits. For female pets, the risk of breast cancer is reduced, while boys won’t be at risk of testicular cancer. Overall, pets that have been fixed also tend to live longer than intact ones. (This may be in part because they’re less likely to try to escape in search of love.)

Calmer Pet

Another great benefit of getting your pet fixed is that they will just naturally be calmer after. You’ll be able to enjoy a better relationship with your furry buddy!

No Singing

There’s a bonus reason for people with cats: you’ll be spared the sound of Fluffy yowling to let the rest of the neighborhood kitties know that she’s single, available, and looking for love. (If you’ve ever heard the love songs of a feline in heat, you may very well agree that this would be reason enough in and of itself to schedule the procedure.)

Do you want to schedule spay/neuter surgery for your pet? Contact us, your Marietta, GA veterinary clinic!

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