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Spaying or neutering your pets may be one of the most important steps you take in ensuring their optimal health and well-being. While sexual sterilization surgery is usually thought of primarily as a means of controlling the number of animals in a household, it also plays a major role in protecting your pet against diseases and other health hazards. That's why Belpar Pet Care Centre is proud to offer spay and neuter services in Canton OH.
Spaying is the surgical removal of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes in female animals; neutering is the surgical removal of the testes in male animals. Scheduling these well-understood, relatively straightforward procedures from your Canton veterinarian can have a dramatic positive effect on your pets' long-term health, especially when administered to pets who are not yet sexually mature.
Perhaps the most important single health benefit is the lowering of your pet's cancer risk. Reproductive cancers can be both swift-acting and fatal, but removing the sex organs literally removes the risk of getting these cancers, as well as other problems such as pyometra (a uterine infection). Sexually immature pets who are spayed also enjoy a greatly reduced risk of mammary cancers (50 percent of which are malignant). Removing the cause of sexual frustration can keep your pet from misbehaving in some dangerous ways. Heat cycles can compel pets to go roaming and become aggressive -- a bad combination that can result in injuries from fights or accidents.
Even pregnancy prevention offers important health benefits. Multiple litters would probably be more than you could manage to feed, shelter and provide veterinary care for. This is one reason millions of pets end up in animal shelters, only to be destroyed because there aren't enough resources to go around. Controlling pet population is therefore critical, not just in your home but for the sake of animals everywhere.
Your veterinarian in Canton performs spay and neuter surgery as a same-day procedure, so most pets can go home as soon as they recover from the anesthesia. We may prescribe painkillers or antibiotics for you to administer at home, along with a protective neck cone that keeps your pet from licking the incision site. Your Canton veterinarian also will educate you on how to watch for possible complications, scheduling a follow-up exam to ensure that all is well.
Belpar Pet Care Centre can provide your pet with a lifetime of better health and wellness, not just through spay and neuter surgery but through other important forms of preventative care. If you've been searching for a Canton and Massillon veterinarian who can serve as your pet's "other best friend," call 330-492-8387 today and schedule an appointment at our clinic!