Affordable Spay and Neuter for Your Pets in Costa Mesa, CA
If you're looking for a veterinarian in Costa Mesa or Newport Beach, come see us at Costa Mesa Animal Hospital for affordable spays and neuters for your pets. Our veterinary staff recommends that you get your pets spayed and neutered to avoid unwanted litters in the future. Spaying and neutering has extra benefits that you might not have considered.
What Are Spay and Neuter Surgeries?
You may have heard the terms "spay" and "neuter" before, but not known exactly what they mean. Spaying is an operation that consists of removing the ovaries and uterus from the female animal. With neutering, our veterinarian removes the testes from a male animal. Both spays and neuters are done under anesthesia and require a skilled veterinarian to perform the surgery. The results remove the animal's ability to reproduce, and have benefits besides preventing unwanted pregnancy in pets.
What Are the Health Benefits to Spaying or Neutering My Pet in Fountain Valley?
Spaying a female dog is 50 percent likely to reduce the chance of mammary tumors and uterine infections she will experience. That number increases to 90 percent for female cats. These diseases are often cancerous or life-threatening, which can shorten your pet's life. If you have a male pet, neutering him will eliminate the possibility of testicular cancer and may help prevent certain prostate problems. If your pet is prone to roam, they could contract dangerous viruses from other roaming pets as they look for mates and breed with them.
What Are the Behavioral Benefits to Spaying or Neutering My Pet in Costa Mesa?
Health benefits aren't the only reason for spaying and neutering. You will enjoy additional benefits with a spayed and neutered pet, including:
- No twice-yearly estrus (heat) cycles in female dogs, and no multiple heat cycles during breeding season with your female cat. Female cats will often yowl and urinate during estrus which occurs for four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. Female dogs can often have changes in personality while they are in estrus, and their scent will often attract stray dogs from around the neighborhood.
- Your pet will be less enticed to escape to look for a mate when they are neutered or spayed. Intact pets will roam to find a mate, so if there's any way your pet can escape your home, they will do so.
- Your male pet may be better behaved. Intact male pets will often urine mark and spray to assert their dominance and to attract mates. Neutering will often help eliminate the urge to do so. It may also help reduce some forms of aggression.