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The Importance of Spay & Neuter

There is a problem with pet overpopulation. Many stray dogs and cats are roaming the streets or waiting for homes in shelters. To help stop pet overpopulation, consider getting your pet spayed or neutered at your local veterinarian in Rockaway, NJ. Spaying removes the uterus and ovaries in female pets, and neutering is the removal of the testicles in male pets. Although the surgery involves anesthesia, the surgery and recovery time are short. At Mountainview Veterinarian Hospital, your pet will be in the best of care during the procedure and after. If you're still deciding whether spay and neuter is right for you and your pet, here's more information about spay & neuter.

Benefits of Spay and Neuter

Spay & neuter surgeries don't just help limit the pet population. They also provide some health and behavioral benefits for your pet. These benefits include:

  • lower risk of cancer in the reproductive organs
  • lower risk of uterine infections
  • may lead to a longer lifespan
  • less chance of getting into fights with other animals
  • lower risk of aggressive behavior and issues associated with showing dominance

When You Should Spay and Neuter Your Pet

It's never too late to spay and neuter your pet, but the earlier you do it, the healthier your pet can be. Some studies show that you should spay or neuter your pet at an early age. Most veterinarians suggest your dog or cat gets spayed or neutered between six and eight weeks old. If you have any questions about when the best time to spay and neuter your pet is, you can call your local veterinarian in Rockaway to assist you.

Make a Spay & Neuter Appointment Today

If you live in the Rockaway, NJ, area and are thinking about getting your pet spayed or neutered, or if you have questions, you can visit or call us at Mountainview Veterinarian Hospital. Our qualified veterinarian can help answer all of your questions and get your pet scheduled for surgery. Call or visit our office today.

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