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Debunking Spay/Neuter Myths

Every February the Humane Society celebrates World Spay Day to help bring awareness to spaying and the services offered by vets around the country. We are happy to provide this life-saving service to our pets! There are many misconceptions surrounding the procedure itself so we want to debunk the most common myths!

Myth #1 It Causes Weight Gain

The number one cause for weight gain in pets is a lack or decrease in exercise. Make sure you keep up with a healthy exercise routine and frequent play time to keep your dog fit.

Myth #2 Neutering Will Cause Negative Behavior Issues

It’s actually the exact opposite that is true for most pets. Un-neutered pets are more likely to mark their territory, even in the house. They also tend to be more aggressive. Decreasing the amount of testosterone actually improves behavior problems.

Myth #3 It’s Unhealthy for Pets

Spaying and neutering your pets can actually decrease their chances of developing illnesses like cancer and uterine infections. These diseases can be life threatening, so any chance to eliminate them is a positive thing for your dog’s overall health!

Spaying and neutering your pets also helps protect your community and neighborhood. Un-spayed animals can over-produce litters, leading to more stray animals and overcrowding in animal shelters. Some organizations will spay feral cats that live in neighborhoods to put a stop to overcrowding. Look for cats with their ear tip missing to signify that they have been spayed or neutered.

Celebrate World Spay Day with Phoenix Veterinary Center. If you have questions about your pet or their adopted status, come see us in office! Schedule an appointment online to get started.

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