Spaying your female pets is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. Spaying is a surgical procedure that involves removing your pets uterus and ovaries. There are many benefits to spaying your female pets that include:
- No puppies or kittens!
-Your pet will no longer be able to get pregnant and have babies. This is important because there are already many animals that need homes. Spaying your pet allows you to a part of the solution and not part of the problem.
- Mammary cancer prevention:
-After your female pet has gone through 2 heat cycles,she has a 25% chance of getting mammary cancer-that is a one in four chance! Spaying pets that have already gone through several heat cycles is still beneficial and can still help prevent mammary cancer.
- Pyometra prevention:
– Pyometra is an infection of your female pets uterus that is potentially life threatening. The risk of your unspayed female pet developing pyometra is 1 in 4 for pets over 10 years of age. Without treatment this infection is fatal. The good news is spaying your female pets prevents this completely!
– Female pets that are not spayed have a heat cycle. Your pet going into heat involves them having a bloody vaginal discharge. This requires you to purchase products designed to help keep your house & pet clean. While your female pet is in heat, male pets will be attracted to her. You will need to ensure that she is isolated from other pets to make sure she doesn’t become pregnant.
If you have any questions about getting your female pet spayed or would like to schedule to get your female pet spayed at Animal Care of Gloucester please give us a call today!