Welcoming a new pet into your Paducah, KY, home is always a very exciting experience. Cats and dogs truly fill a place in our lives, offering companionship and joy for hopefully many, many years to come. In exchange for all that they give us, it can be important for us as pet owners to recognize the importance of prioritizing pet health and well-being. Here at Paducah Veterinary Clinic, one good way to support overall pet health and well-being is by giving your pet proper spay or neutering procedures. Visit us for help from our “veterinarian near me.”
Why We Spay and Neuter
Spaying (for female pets) and neutering (for male pets) are types of surgical procedures that involve the removal of reproductive organs. The removal of reproductive organs for female animals means that they can't become pregnant and for males, that they can't impregnate an unspayed female animal.
The most obvious benefit of a spay or neuter surgery is that the pet owner effectively stops their pet from contributing to pet overpopulation or otherwise creating an unexpected litter that can be expensive and can lead to more pets in shelter. However, did you know that spay and neutering can also lead to some significant health and well-being benefits for the individual pet that undertakes the procedure? Consider the following critical benefits of a spay and neuter surgery:
Individualized Benefits of a Spay & Neuter
● Reduced risk of cancer: The removal of reproductive organs significantly reduces the risk of common pet cancers.
● Reduced risk of pyometra: Pyometra is a very serious bacterial, frequently lethal infection that can occur in unfixed female cats and dogs following a heat. The removal of a female pet's reproductive organs prevents them from entering a heat cycle and thereby eliminates this threat.
● Reduced negative behaviors: Unspayed female dogs and cats can exhibit a myriad of unwanted behaviors during their heat cycle while unneutered dogs and cats will commonly exhibit negative behaviors like marking and roaming. Removing the reproductive organs may reduce or even eliminate these unwanted behaviors.
Get Pet Vaccinations, Routine Care, a Pet Exam, or a Wellness Visit
If you are unsure about spay and neuter, our friendly veterinary team is here to answer any questions or concerns you might have. You can schedule a wellness visit with us where we'll perform a pet exam to consider the overall health of your pet and talk about any health and behavioral concerns you might have, including spay and neuter surgery as well as vaccinations scheduling. Call us at (270) 443-8835 for routine care from us at Paducah Veterinary Clinic in Paducah, KY. Our “veterinarian near me” is here to help.