Spay and Neuter for Puppies

Why Is It Needed?

Are you welcoming a new puppy into your family? Congratulations! That said, taking care of a puppy is a lot of work. New puppies should undergo a pet exam and get the appropriate dog vaccines. You should also consider getting your new pet spayed or neutered. If you’d like to hear some more tips for taking care of a puppy, contact us at Animal Medical Center in Lubbock, TX right away! Our veterinarian would be happy to help.

Here’s Why Spay and Neuter Surgeries Are So Important for Puppies and Older Dogs

Spay and neuter surgeries offer a variety of health benefits and could lead to your pet enjoying a longer, healthier life. First off, getting your pet fixed can lower the risk of many diseases, such as testicular and ovarian cancer. On top of that, your pet may enjoy better behavior as well.

Unfixed pets are more likely to run away, often because they’re searching for a mate. Besides losing your pet, there’s a risk that he or she could be struck by a car. They may also be more territorial, increasing the risk of fights and bites.

By getting your pet fixed, you can lower the risks of fighting, running away, health problems, and more. Further, fixed pets are often less likely to urinate and mark territory around your home.

Meanwhile, pregnancy can shorten the lifespan of female pets because it’s so hard on the body. Further, you’ll have to take care of the puppies, which takes a lot of work on your part, and your dog’s part as well.

Sadly, millions of animals are crowding animal shelters today. Many of these pets end up euthanized because they can’t find a good home. While animal shelter workers strive to comfort pets and to find them good homes, only so much can be done. By getting your pet fixed, you can help control pet populations, thus easing pressure on crowded animal shelters.

Schedule a pet exam at Animal Medical Center in Lubbock, TX to speak with our veterinarian to learn more!

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