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The benefits of having your pet spayed or neutered outweigh the cons. Although you would not expect a cute litter of puppies or kittens, you will be able to save money and effort. Your pet will be able to live longer and healthier if they have been spayed and neutered by our Spay and Neuter Amarillo team. Not to mention, you, as the pet owner, will also benefit in terms of care and money.

If you are not familiar with terms such as spay and neuter, or you do not know how it is done, let us break it down for you. Spay and neuter is the surgical process of making your pet incapable of reproducing. For females, spaying will ensure that they will not get pregnant in the future. To have your pet neutered or castrated means to surgically remove their testicles, which will result in hormone-behavioral changes.


One of the problems in the United States is the overwhelming number of abandoned cats and dogs. Pet owners who do not know what to do with their fresh batch of kittens and puppies end up leaving them in the streets or shelters. There, the puppies and kittens have a slim chance of adoption. They end up dying because of malnutrition and diseases. Although some pet shelters try to do their best to care for unfortunate cats and dogs, they have no choice but to euthanize them due to the influx of numbers.

Fixing behavioral problems

It can be quite a hassle to clean your home if your pet loves to spray strong-smelling liquid all over your furniture and walls. When female cats are in heat, they will wail and howl to attract a mate. Dealing with such noise can be unbearable. Not to mention, you will also have to deal with your pet’s aggressive behavior. Male pets can exhibit roaming behaviors to find a mate. If you do not have a tight hold on them, your male dog might end up running away once he has caught the scent of a female in heat. With your neuter dog, you will not have to deal with such problems. Without heat cycles, your pet is likely to stay by your side and will continue to show affectionate behaviors towards you.

A longer and healthier life

Having your pet spayed or neutered can eliminate or minimize the risks of some types of cancers. An average of 1-3 years can be added to your pet’s lifespan. For females, their chances of being diagnosed with mammary gland tumors, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer are minimized or eliminated. For males, the risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, while the risk of prostate cancer is minimized. Spaying and neutering also reduce the possible expenses that you will have to shoulder for your pet’s treatment and medications as a pet parent.

The best time to have your pet altered may vary depending on your pet’s breed. Historically, the optimum time would be before their first heat cycle or during puberty. You will need to ask our vet from our Spay and Neuter Amarillo team to decide the best time for your pet’s surgery. The surgery will be done in our Spay and Neuter Clinic Amarillo. It can be a scary experience for you, but rest assured that our vet will do their best to take care of your pet. After the surgery, your pet may still be groggy as the anesthesia may still be in effect. For your pet to properly recover, your vet will recommend the proper food dosage and medications. After the surgery, your pet will be tempted to lick the incision. This can be dangerous if they manage to open up their stitches. Your vet will suggest putting an Elizabethan collar on your pet until they fully recover.

Contact our Spay and Neuter Amarillo vet to find out the best time to have your pet spayed or neutered. We will ensure that your pet will get proper treatment and care before, during, and after the surgery. Get in touch with us today!