If you are the owner of a dog, it is important that you stay up to date with the latest practices for keeping your pet healthy. Fortunately, one of the simplest ways to protect the health of your dog is through spaying and neutering. For now, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of spaying and neutering dogs.
What Is the Difference Between Spaying and Neutering?
First of all, before we dive into the benefits of spaying and neutering your dog, you first must understand the difference. Spaying takes place when your dog is a female. Neutering, on the other hand, takes place if your dog is a male. When you spay and neuter your dog, your pet will enjoy both medical and behavioral benefits.
Medical Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
When spaying your dog, this can greatly reduce the risk of uterine infection and breast tumor development. Ideally, you will want to spay your female dog before her first heat as this is the best way to protect her from these diseases. Another medical benefit to be gained is that neutering can help prevent your male dog from testicular cancer as well as help ward off some prostate problems.
Behavioral Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
Female dogs that are in heat usually yowl and urinate quite often. If you have your dog spayed, however, this type of behavior will be greatly reduced. Another behavioral benefit is that your male dog will be less enticed to roam away from its home if it is neutered.
Contact Us Today To Receive Spaying and Neutering Services for Your Pet
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of spaying and dog neutering, please make an appointment to speak with a professional veterinarian at the Bluestar Pet Hospital. You should also contact us if you are interested in cat neutering
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Dr. Venkat Gutta
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming
At Blue Star Pet Hospital and Grooming, Dr. Venkat Gutta provides high-quality and modern veterinary services to all your furry friends! At Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team are committed to providing your pets with both a full-service Veterinary Hospital and a modern grooming salon (St. Johns location only) for dogs and cats. Our primary commitment is to provide your companion animals with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent yet affordable veterinary care. At Bluestar, we also think that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of you and your pet are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve clients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210, and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery, techniques, advanced diagnostic testing, or even flea and tick control products, we give you access to the best and most cutting-edge treatments and technologies. At Bluestar, we believe that your pet is the STAR!