Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Pets

There are several advantages to spaying and neutering your pets. Alexander At The Park Veterinary Hospital in Durham provides a wide range of services for your furry companions that helps them lead safer and healthier lives. Here are a few reasons why it's important to spay or neuter your pets.

Pets Can Live Longer and Have Better Health

Spaying reduces the likelihood of infections and reproductive cancers in female pets. These diseases can compromise health dramatically, and in some instances, even be fatal. For males, neutering can help prevent testicular cancer. Neutering has also been shown to give pets a better temperament.

Better Behavior Around the House

Spaying and neutering will help ensure your household items don't get urinated on or destroyed. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for unaltered pets to have erratic behavior. As a result, you'll find yourself needing to invest more time and money in pet training. In addition, many pets who have not been spayed or neutered tend to roam the streets, which creates a host of other problems.

Help with Overpopulation

Unfortunately, numerous cats or dogs either on the street or in pet shelters can't find a good home. You can help prevent animals from getting hit by a car on the road or getting euthanized because they can't get matched with an owner by spaying and neutering your own pets. Also, you'll help reduce the likelihood of a helpless cat or dog being neglected by an irresponsible individual.

Key Takeaways about Spay and Neuter Surgeries

  • Spaying and neutering can help improve overall health and behavioral patterns
  • Pets have less chance to roam the streets or end up in an animal shelter
  • You can help control overpopulation.

Call Our Animal Clinic in Durham for an Appointment

At Alexander At The Park Veterinary Hospital, we provide spay and neuter surgeries as part of routine pet care. These outpatient procedures usually only require a day or two of recovery for your cat or dog to get right back to normal. Contact our veterinarian for an appointment today.


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If you have an emergency, please call Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital on 608 Morreene Rd at 919-489-0615.


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