Harvey Animal Hospital - Spay & Neuter
Increasing the Quality of Life for Grosse Pointe, St. Clair Shores and
Detroit; One Spay & Neuter at a Time
When you have your female pet spayed or your male pet neutered, you increase your pet’s
quality of life but also the quality of our overall community. Unfortunately, there are currently
more pets than there are families available to adopt. Individual pets also receive many
advantages from spay & neuter surgery. Some of these being a reduction of unruly behavior
that helps you and your pet coexist more peacefully.
Reducing Animal Overpopulation
Cats & dogs can have multiple litters throughout their life. Cats have short gestation periods
and they’re polyestrus, meaning they go into heat frequently throughout a single year. Because
of this, cats are capable of birthing multiple litters in one year and dogs can birth up to two. If
you have a new puppy or kitten, schedule a wellness exam and pre-surgical consultation with us
right away. When spay and neuter surgery is done before pets are fully mature, you prevent
unplanned pregnancies but also maximize medical and behavioral benefits your pet receives.
Reducing Unruly Behaviors
The call of the wild is strong for in-tact pets, and they may roam far and wide looking to breed.
This mating instinct also increases their chances of becoming lost and injured. Furthermore,
testosterone in male pets has been linked to aggressive tendencies and mounting behaviors
may be reduced or eliminated when they’re neutered. After spay and neuter surgery, both
male and female pets are less likely to spray and mark their territories. In addition to making
your pet easier to care for, your pet will be less stressed and more content when they’re not
driven to breed.
The medical benefits pets receive from spay and neuter surgery are some they couldn’t receive
any other way. Several gender specific cancers are dramatically reduced. In males, the chances
of developing testicular cancer is eliminated and prostate problems are decreased. In females,
the chances of developing ovarian and breast cancers are reduced. Furthermore, breast cancer
in pets have a high rate of malignancy. Unspayed dogs are at an increased risk for pyometra, a
life threatening uterine infection, and spayed cats and dogs reduce their incidences of uterine
infections in general.
Please schedule a pre-surgical examination for your pet today and start them on the road to a
long, healthy life.