You do not have to be a bona fide animal lover to adore puppies and kittens. They can steal anyone’s heart with their big, trusting eyes, their curious nature, and their soft fur. If you and your family have the love and the means to provide for a new puppy or kitten, shelters and rescues are brimming with animals in need of great homes. Our team at Fort Mill Animal Hospital wants to encourage Fort Mill pet owners to consider doing what they can to help with the pet overpopulation problem. Pet owners can also make their pets more comfortable and healthy at the same time with spaying or neutering.
Help the Animal Community
A spay or neuter surgery for your pet ensures that it will not contribute to an overpopulated animal community. Unwanted puppies and kittens in the wild usually do not survive. Shelters try their best to provide for and find homes for the overwhelming numbers of animals in the area. Even if your pet stays indoors full-time and does not have access to other animals, there is always the chance that it might dart out the house. Also, spay and neuter surgery comes with certain health benefits to the animal.
Safe and Effective Spay and Neuter Surgeries
The procedures to spay and neuter pets are two of the least complicated processes in veterinary care. The procedure happens within minutes, with before and after care comprising most of the time your pet spends at our animal hospital. Our veterinarians at Fort Mill Animal Hospital will provide a pet exam beforehand to make sure your pet has no health conditions that might complicate the surgery. The incisions are usually small and our veterinarians will provide pain medication for your pet and instructions for the recovery period. As with any surgery, your pet should be kept calm and quiet for several hours following the procedure as it will likely still experience some grogginess.
The Benefits of Spay and Neuter
Mating urges can be uncomfortable and frustrating for pets, especially for those living indoors. Outdoor animals typically roam far and wide in search of mates, getting lost, hit by cars, and testing a neighbors’ patience. Spayed and neutered pets are often happier in their own yards, making sure they don’t miss dinner. Some pet owners find that pets who have had the procedure no longer show aggressive tendencies or mark their territory. Males may be less likely to mark objects or areas by spraying.
Spaying & Neutering Pets in Fort Mill, SC
Contact our veterinarians at Fort Mill Animal Hospital to schedule a pet exam and consider spaying or neutering your pet. It helps your pet live a healthier life and helps the local pet community. Call us today at (803) 547-2014 to learn more.