Why you should Spay and Neuter your Pet

If you haven't spayed or neutered your cat or dog yet, your vet may have recommended pet surgery to address this issue. In fact, Liberty Vet Pets recommends spaying and neutering as a responsible pet ownership practice. Here's why our veterinarians in Philadelphia recommend spay and neuter surgery. 


Health Benefits for Your Pet

Spaying and neutering your pets can have numerous health benefits for them, such as reducing the likelihood of uterine and testicular cancer, as well as eliminating the risk of a pet developing ovarian or testicular diseases. In addition, spaying can help prevent mammary cancer in female pets and greatly reduce the chances of your pet becoming pregnant.

This means that surgery is cost-effective as well. In addition to eliminating the need to treat any illnesses or health conditions caused by not spaying or neutering your pet, it also eliminates the costs associated with treating any potential pregnancies, such as emergency vet bills or taking care of multiple litters of puppies or kittens.

Behavioral Benefits

Having your pet spayed or neutered can also help reduce the risk of your pet developing unwanted or aggressive behaviors such as roaming and fighting. These procedures may also reduce marking, barking, and other disruptive habits in cats and dogs.

There are more behavioral issues this surgery can prevent. For instance, spaying and neutering can help decrease the animal’s desire to escape. Unaltered pets often feel compelled to leave home in search of a mate. This can be dangerous for them as there are many risks in the outside world, like car accidents and encounters with other animals.

Population Control

Most importantly, spaying and neutering are key to helping control pet overpopulation. Each year, countless animals end up in shelters because of the overpopulation of cats and dogs. By spaying or neutering your pet, you can help to reduce this problem.

Spay and Neuter Procedures Are Safe

At Liberty Vet Pets, our veterinarian in Philadelphia will make sure your pet is safe and comfortable during this procedure. Pets are typically spayed or neutered with a general anesthetic so they don't feel any pain or discomfort. After the procedure, our vet team will monitor your pet closely and provide post-operative instructions to help them fully recover.

Get Pet Surgery in Philadelphia

So, if you haven't yet spayed or neutered your pet, be sure to speak with a veterinarian in Philadelphia about getting these procedures done for your furry family member. Liberty Vet Pets is here to assist you with everything from pet surgery to pet transportation.

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