In the case of spaying or neutering a pet, the reasons vary based on the age of your pet and their situation. We usually recommend spaying or neutering at a young age to prevent health complications, certain forms of cancer and unwanted behaviors. In male pets, it may reduce the risk of roaming or aggressive behaviors when pets are neutered at a young age. In female pets, you want to consider the procedure before the first heat cycle to prevent unwanted behaviors when a pet goes into heat.

Our Trout Lake Animal Hospital pet services have always focused on preventing health problems. And one of the best things pet owners can do to prevent unnecessary suffering is to schedule spay and neuter surgery. Our team makes every effort to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort before, during and after surgery.

Not only does spaying or neutering your pet bring clear health benefits and make a positive influence in our community-it can actually improve your life with your pet too. Un-neutered male pets have a tendency to become aggressive and unruly when they sense a female in heat anywhere in the neighborhood. They can damage property, hurt family members and even themselves in their desperation to break out of the safety of their home or yard to find her. While on the prowl, they can be hit by cars or injured by other animals. Neutering surgery will make him much calmer, easier to train, much less likely to go around marking things with urine, and generally much easier to live with.

Please call us today at (604) 559-1800 to discuss spay or neuter surgery – it’s one of the most important preventative health pet services we offer!

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