Spay & Neuter


Why Spay & Neuter Your Pet

Spaying and neutering your pet is not only beneficial for controlling the pet population, but it also has significant health benefits for your furry companion. Female pets that are spayed have a reduced risk of developing uterine infections and breast cancer, while male pets that are neutered are less likely to roam or exhibit aggressive behavior. Additionally, spaying and neutering can help prevent certain reproductive-related health issues in both male and female pets, ultimately leading to a longer and healthier life.

Behavioral Advantages

Beyond the health advantages, spaying and neutering can also improve your pet's behavior and temperament. Unspayed female pets may go into heat multiple times yearly, leading to restless behavior and potential mating-related complications. Neutered male pets are less likely to engage in territorial marking or show dominance through aggression. By spaying or neutering your pet, you're not only being responsible for preventing unplanned litters but also helping ensure his overall well-being and happiness.

Spay and neuter surgery can also be scheduled during other common procedures like microchipping. It's also generally recommended to have your pet spayed or neutered within its first year of life. Doing the procedure early greatly reduces the likelihood of developing cancer or another debilitating illness such as a uterine infection.

Get Veterinarian Care and Pet Surgery from an Emergency Vet Near You

If you are looking for an animal clinic in the Etobicoke, ON, area, contact our professionals at Rathburn Animal Clinic. Whether you need an emergency vet or general services, we are here to help. Contact us to book an appointment with a veterinarian. Call us at (416) 622-8818 for veterinarian care and pet surgery from an emergency vet near you.

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