The Importance of Neutering Your Cat or Dog

If you are the owner of a dog or cat and are not a breeder, you should have them neutered at a pet hospital or clinic like Branch's Veterinary Clinic in Tifton, GA, as soon as possible. Otherwise, you are running the risk of having a lot of issues. 


Here are some of the main reasons: 

You Can Help Keep Shelters from Being Overrun

It may seem like an exaggeration, but you are likely to see a lot of social media posts about dogs and cats at shelters that are at risk of being euthanized if they are not adopted. That is because there are a lot of dogs and cats out there that are not spayed or neutered and that means a lot of unwanted puppies and kittens being brought into the world. 

You Can Keep Them from Having Health Problems Later

Female dogs or cats that have not had this surgery could have a greater chance of developing conditions like uterine infections or breast cancer. Male pets could be spared from having an enlarged prostate gland or testicular cancer.  

You Can Keep Them from Having Emotional Problems

Anyone who has had a female cat go into heat can tell how problematic this is. They can start doing things like spraying their urine around different areas of the home. This can result in a very bad-smelling place. Also, pets of either gender can become more aggressive at times when they are not neutered or spayed. You don't want to have to worry about any abrupt fights if you can. Bring your pet to an animal hospital to have the surgery done as soon as possible. 

Are There Any Risks? 

While this can help curb some behaviors and some possible conditions, there are some possible risks too, like getting urinary incontinence or some types of cancer. The benefits far outweigh the risks, though. It is a very common type of pet surgery done to thousands of pets each day. The recovery time is minimal, and your pet can resume its happy life in no time. 

It's important that you have this pet surgery done. By doing so, you can improve the quality of their lives and also keep incidents from happening in your home. 

Quality Vet Care in Tifton

Are you a resident of Tifton, GA, and need a veterinarian to perform dog neuter or cat neuter surgery? Contact Branch's Veterinary Clinic at 229-382-6055 to make an appointment. 

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