If you've ever watched your pet twitch, twist, and growl when sleeping, you've probably wondered if he or she is having a particularly interesting dream that involves chasing mice or rooting throu ...View Article
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Spay/Neuter surgeries are common and recommended types of surgery performed at Temple Heights Animal Hospital. When you elect to have your pet spayed or neutered, you are not only helping your pet to live a longer and healthier life, but you are also saving the lives of other animals.
There are many benefits to spay/neuter surgeries. Spay/neutered pets have less desire to roam the neighborhood in search of mates. This is helpful for pets since they are less likely to be injured, lost, or get into a fight. Spay/neutered pets are also less likely to bite or acquire other behavioral issues. Males have less desire to spray or mark their territory. Lastly, removal of the reproductive organs decreases the incidence of certain cancers as the pet ages.
In the larger picture, spaying and neutering is necessary to help with pet overpopulation. Millions of cats and dogs are euthanized yearly in this country because of overpopulation or not being adopted.