Spay and Neuter Awareness Month

February is known as the Spay and Neuter Awareness Month to create awareness for pet overpopulation. In this blog, you can discover why spaying/neutering might be beneficial for your pet and your community. You will also find tips for good aftercare.

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Spay and neuter to control pet overpopulation

Every day, pets end up in animal shelters, and not all of them will find a new home and might eventually be euthanized. Spaying and neutering can help to control unplanned pet births and pet overpopulation consequently.

Benefits spay/neuter on health and behavior

Neutering and spaying could have positive effects on your pet’s health and behavior. Spaying a bitch, queen or female rabbit could reduce the risk of mammary tumors, pyometra and diabetes. Moreover, spaying will prevent false pregnancies and heat periods. For dogs, tomcats and male rabbits, neutering could reduce the risk of testicular cancer and prostate problems.

Furthermore, neutering could reduce certain behavior problems with dogs, tomcats, and rabbits. This concerns behavior like roaming, mounting, spraying or sexual induced aggression. Moreover, for bitches and queens, spaying prevents heat cycles and false pregnancy and all associated behavioral effects.

We advise to make a deliberate choice of whether or not to spay or neuter. Please consult your pet’s vet or behavioral therapist to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of neutering and spaying.

Spay & neuter aftercare

If your pet has been spayed or neutered, aftercare is essential for a fast and good recovery. Protect your dog, cat, or rabbit with the Medical Pet Shirt®, the animal-friendly alternative to the pet cone. The Medical Pet Shirt® protects the surgical area after neutering/spaying while allowing pets to move, eat, drink, and sleep comfortably.

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Spay and neuter clinic

Via the button below, you will see an overview of all vets in your area. Please contact your local veterinarian to discuss their spay and neuter services and if they offer the Medical Pet Shirt® as part of good aftercare.

Vets in your area