Spay and Neuter
According to the National Humane Society, more than three million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year due to overcrowding and overpopulation. Many pet owners don’t realize just how easy it is for their pet to have an unexpected pregnancy and many families turn to shelters to find permanent homes for these unexpected litters. Spaying and neutering your dog or cat is the only birth control that is 100 percent effective.
Spaying and neutering is also a great choice for the health of your pet. Studies have shown that sterilized dogs and cats live longer lives and avoid many diseases and infections of the reproductive organs. By sterilizing your pet early, you can avoid many of the undesirable behaviors that pets exhibit when they are “in heat,” such as spraying and wandering.
At Rolesville Animal Hospital, we offer safe, cost-effective spaying and neutering procedures under anesthesia for dogs and cats. To help your pet prepare, we recommend that you schedule a pre-op consultation to test your pet for any health problems that may create an adverse reaction to anesthesia.