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Importance of spaying and neutering your pet

Choosing to spay or neuter your pet is an important decision that will have a lasting impact on your furry friend's health. At Cashua Veterinary Care in Florence, SC, our veterinarian will guide you on when to spay or neuter your pet and why. We will ensure that your pet lives a healthy, happy life. Here are just some of the benefits of spaying or neutering your animal.

Longer, Healthier Life

Spaying or neutering your pet helps it avoid certain illnesses, allowing it to live a longer life. A major reason for increased life expectancy is that fixed pets have a reduced risk of certain cancers. Spaying your pet will eliminate chances of mammary cancer and other diseases to the reproductive system. Neutered pets won't develop testicular cancer and have lower threats of pancreatic cancer. Animals also have lower chances of contracting pyometra, which is a potentially fatal uterine infection.

Curb Unwanted Behaviors

Neutered males are less aggressive. In addition to being less likely to spray or mount, they tend to be calmer and more affectionate. Pets who are spayed or neutered also get along better with other animals.

Prevent Roaming

Fixed males are less prone to wandering, roaming, or running away, since they won't be looking for a mate. This also decreases the likelihood of getting into fights or being injured by traffic.

Females Won’t Go into heat

When in heat, female pets will bleed, urinate, and cry more frequently. Without spaying, cats experience this about every three weeks during breeding season.

Fights Overpopulation

Millions of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year. Often a result of unplanned or unwanted litters, spaying and neutering helps alleviate this problem.

Save Money

Having your pet fixed also has benefits for pet owners. The cost of spaying and neutering is much cheaper than future veterinary treatments for illnesses or pregnancies.

Visit Our Veterinarian in Florence, SC for Spay and Neuter Services

Spaying and neutering are important in keeping pets healthy and safe. At Cashua Veterinary Care in Florence, SC, our veterinarian provides these procedures and will answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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