Does your cat or dog need to be spayed or neutered? Now’s the time to make your appointment!
Getting your pet fixed helps control overpopulation and reduce euthanasia. It can also help your pet live a longer, happier life! Here are 4 myths about sterilization you should know.
Myth: “I should let my cat or dog go into heat at least once.”
Truth: The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends all cats and dogs be spayed or neutered by 5 months old.
Myth: “It’s expensive to have my pet spayed/neutered.”
Truth: The SAFE Care Clinic will work with you to get your pet fixed. Our staff can help those who cannot pay for the service. Do not hesitate to get an appointment!
Myth: “It’s painful for my pet.”
Truth: During a spay or neuter surgery, cats and dogs are fully anesthetized, so they feel no pain. All animals spayed at the SAFE Care Spay/Neuter Clinic receive pain medication before their surgeries and they return to normal activities after about a day. We also offer pain medication to go home for an additional fee.
Myth: “It’s not safe for my pet.”
Truth: While all surgery comes with some risk, spaying/neutering is essential for your pet’s health and safety. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 90 percent of cats and dogs. Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age according to the ASPCA.
Need help in paying for this important care? There are funds available for our low-cost spaying/neuter services. Request an appointment now!
Spay and Neuter is Good for Your Dog!
Fixing your dog will not only help reduce the number of homeless dogs but also help your dog be healthier! Here are a few benefits:
- Spaying or neutering your dog can actually reduce the risk of specific cancers and infections.
- Alteration surgery may reduce some of the negative behaviors that are the result of a dog’s mating instinct.
- Research has shown that fixing your dog can mean a longer life expectancy. That means more time with you!