Revealing the Truth Behind Spay and Neuter Myths
Despite the fact that spay and neuter surgeries have been around for a long time and their benefits are clear, there are still quite a few myths out there that can steer well-intentioned pet parents away from having their dog or cat spayed/neutered. We’re here to put them to rest once and for all.
While your pet’s metabolism will slow down with age, it is not caused by spay/neuter surgery. Instead, weight gain is caused by eating too much and not exercising! As long as you keep your pet on a healthy diet and ensure they get plenty of exercise, they shouldn’t gain any weight.
The costs of spay and neuter surgery cover a lot of the precautions we take to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable throughout surgery and their recovery. Plus, surgery is a one-time cost! Compare that with taking care of an unexpected litter. You need to keep the mom healthy, make sure the little ones are vaccinated and dewormed, ensure everyone has food, and more!
Trust us, she’s not missing much. In fact, females are significantly less likely to develop mammary gland tumors later in life if they are spayed before their first heat cycle. Mammary gland tumors are often malignant and are very difficult, if not impossible, to treat. Spaying your female is healthier for her!
While spay and neuter surgery does cause some behavioral changes, it does not affect your pet’s personality. Your pet may stop urine-marking and might be calmer around other dogs or cats, but their delightful personality will remain intact!