Behavioral Benefits to Sterilization Pet Surgery
Many of sterilization’s advantages apply to male animals. However, one of the biggest applies to females, as they no longer go into heat. Heat cycles vary, but in female cats, it usually lasts 4-5 days every three weeks during the breeding season. To attract a mate, females yowl and urinate more frequently--often all over the house. Our veterinarian can put a stop to that.
Dog and cat neutering is where you see many of the long-term behavioral improvements. Male dogs are less likely to run away from home to find a mate, which can save them from getting injured or killed. Neutered males also tend to behave better and be less aggressive thanks to lower testosterone. They urinate less since they don’t feel as much need to mark their territory. Plus, your dog might be less likely to mount other dogs, people, and objects.
Contact us to arrange the procedure for your pet. Dogs and cats of all breeds visit our office from St. Paul, Highland Park, and Summit Hill, Minnesota, and the nearby areas.