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Importance of spaying and neutering your pet

The Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

At Greenfield Veterinary Clinic, serving Milwaukee and Greenfield, WI, we recommend that our clients spay or neuter their pets. Either procedure is safe and effective. Several benefits come with having your pet spayed or neutered.

No Unwanted Litters

First and foremost, you're doing your part to prevent unwanted litters of dogs or cats. The number of unwanted pets in shelters is overwhelming, and the shelters don't always have the room or funding to keep these pets. It's also difficult to rehome them, and you may end up with more pets than you can handle.

Prevent Against Certain Types of Cancer

If you choose to spay or neuter your pet, you eliminate his or her chances of reproductive cancers, such as testicular, uterine, and ovarian cancer. Additionally, if you opt for a spay for a female pet, you're significantly reducing her chances of breast cancer.

Stop Unwanted Behaviors

Another benefit you receive when you choose to spay or neuter your pet is that you prevent or limit unwanted behaviors that are associated with your pet reaching sexual maturity. You won't have to deal with your pet spraying your household furniture.

Additionally, your pet may wander far from home in search of a mate if he or she isn't spayed or neutered. Typically, pets who are spayed or neutered will stay closer to home after the procedure. Therefore, you're at less of a risk of your pet wandering too far from home and getting lost.

Cats and dogs are often more aggressive when they are not spayed or neutered. This can pose a problem if your pet comes in contact with other animals or guests. If your cat or dog isn't spayed or neutered, he or she may be a bit more hyper, which can cause problems in your home.

Live a Longer Life

Your pets will live longer if they are spayed or neutered since it prevents or reduces the occurrence of certain types of cancer. Your family will enjoy your pet's company for longer if you opt to spay or neuter your pet sharing a happy and healthy life.

Our Veterinarians Offer Spaying & Neutering

If you live in Milwaukee, Greenfield, or one of the surrounding communities, call Greenfield Veterinary Clinic today at (414) 282-5230 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians. Spaying and neutering is an important part of pet ownership. Call us today to learn more.

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