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Spay and Neuter Services in Fairfield, CA

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If you own a dog or a cat in Fairfield CA, it's important to consider spaying or neutering your pet. This procedure helps control pet populations and can reduce your pet's risk for common illnesses and diseases. At Sunset Animal Hospital, we encourage all pet owners in the area to consider spaying and neutering. This is an especially helpful procedure for pets who are less than one year old, because spaying and neutering can help control animal behavior, thus improving the relationship between pet and master.

What is Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering is a method of pet sterilization. This common procedure prevents pets from becoming pregnant or impregnating other pets. Spaying and neutering is a safe surgical procedure that is performed regularly by veterinarians.

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering has many benefits, especially if performed on pets at a young enough age. Some of the most common benefits of spaying and neutering includes:

  • Reduced desire to roam or leave home. Pets who have not been spayed or neutered may go in search of other animals. Having this procedure performed can help keep your pet at home and may reduce the chances that your pet will be injured while searching for other animals.
  • Decreases aggressive behavior. Male dogs in particular are at greater risk for aggressive behavior if they're not neutered. Neutering your male dog can decrease the chances that your dog will bite a member of your household or someone outside your household. Neutering your male dog may also lead to a more congenial relationship between your pet and other pets in your household.
  • Reduced risk of various cancers. Pets who are spayed or neutered may be at less risk for testicular cancer, mammary gland tumors and uterine cancer.
  • Improved quality of life. Because spaying and neutering can reduce your pet's risk for health problems, this procedure can help your pet live a longer, happier life.
  • Improved behavior. Pets that are not spayed or neutered may spray or urinate indoors, yowl, bark and may be more difficult to train. This can have a negative impact on your relationship with your pet.
  • Reduced numbers of pets in shelters. Unwanted pet pregnancies can increase the number of pets on the street and in shelters. In many areas, pets in shelters are euthanized. Spaying or neutering your pet can help solve this problem.

Contact Your Veterinarian in Fairfield For Spaying or Neutering Services

At Sunset Animal Hospital, we're proud to provide spaying and neutering services to dogs and cats in our community. To help pet owners decide whether or not spaying or neutering is right for their pet, we gladly answer pet owner questions about their pet's health and the side effects of this procedure. For more information, or to schedule an appointment in Fairfield CA, contact us today at 707-425-4050.