Animal Clinic Shares Health Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

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Spay and Neuter Clinic in Lakewood CA Area
While most people agree that there is nothing cuter than a litter of puppies or kittens, there are many important reasons to spay or neuter your pet. Spaying and neutering are great ways to protect your pet’s health, improve behaviors, and even save money in the long term. At Bloomfield Animal Clinic in Lakewood, California, we share some of the most significant health benefits of spaying and neutering.

Improves the Longevity and Long-Term Health of Pets

Spaying female pets have been proven to lower the risk of breast cancer and eliminate the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer and uterine infections, which can be fatal in a large percentage of pet patients. Having your female pet spayed before her first heat is the best way to protect against these diseases. Neutering male pets can prevent some prostate problems and testicular tumors.

Improves Behavior

Spaying your female eliminates her going into heat cycles which can attract unaltered males and decreases her desire to roam to breed. Neutering your male pet decreases their risk of aggression towards other males. Unaltered males will often do anything to mate; neutering reduces their temptation to roam. Neutered males are also less likely to mark inside or outside the house.

Helps Alleviate Pet Overpopulations

Millions of unwanted pets are euthanized in shelters every year. Additionally, our shelters are often overcrowded, which forces us to turn pets away. By spaying and neutering, we can reduce the number of animals that end up at shelters across the country.

Prevents Unwanted Pregnancies

  • Spaying your female pet prevents them from giving birth to a litter of unwanted puppies or kittens.

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Misconceptions About Spaying and Neutering

Many pet owners are reluctant to spay or neuter due to misinformation they have heard from others. One of the biggest myths is that spaying or neutering will lead to weight gain. This is simply not the case. Overfeeding and lack of exercise will cause your pet to gain weight. Feeding them right and providing them with daily activity can keep your pet fit and trim.

Another misconception is that neutering will prevent all behavioral problems. While it can reduce the risk of unwanted behaviors, there is no guarantee that it will eliminate all of them. Working with your dog on proper training techniques is the best way to remove any habitual behaviors.

To learn more about our spay and neuter clinic services at Bloomfield Animal Hospital in Lakewood, California, give us a call at 562 383-7788.
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Bloomfield Animal Hospital is a trusted name in pets’ preventive, medical, surgical, and emergency care in Lakewood, CA. With a 30-year history as a family-owned pet clinic, it’s reputed for providing modern services in a warm, friendly environment. It’s one of the few veterinary hospitals to be AAHA-accredited.

Dr. Jose Arambulo, owner and chief veterinarian is experienced in treating eye, ear, and skin disorders and is especially interested in internal medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. The hospital also utilizes the services of board-certified veterinarians, Dr. Ann Reed – Radiologist, and Dr. Fred Brewer – Cardiologist.