Spay and neuter procedures can provide a number of proven health benefits for Salt Lake City pets if you do not plan on breeding them. Red Butte Veterinary Care provides routine spay/neuter services for male and female pets for our clients in Utah. Here’s some important information on these procedures.
Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pets
Aside from population control among the animal population, spaying and neutering pets can confer some specific health benefits for male and female cats and dogs.
Benefits to Neutering Male Pets
- The neuter procedure eliminates certain aggressive behaviors
- Lessens chance of testicular cancers and prostate issues
- Neutered males are less likely to roam away from the house & yard
- Reduces the likelihood of marking territory
Benefits to Spaying Female Pets
- Reduces incidence of breast and reproductive cancers
- No heat cycle or menstrual cycle
- No yowling or anxiousness as a result of the heat cycle