Brentwood-Islip Hospital for Animals

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(631) 231-7989 (fax)

812 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717

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Spay/Neuter

We here believe that spaying and neutering is one of the most important health decisions

you can make for your pet in order to provide them with a long and healthy life.

Spaying and neutering has a multitude of benefits for your pet. 

 

In females, spaying will reduce the chance of common health issues such as:

  • Pyometra, or uterine infection, which is a potentially life-threatening condition that is very expensive to treat. By spaying your pet, the chance of this issue occurring is 0%!

  • Breast tumors, a common health issue that arises in unspayed females. A large percentage of breast tumors are malignant. Spaying your pet before her first heat cycle significantly reduces the chance of breast tumor occurrence. If your pet has gone through one of several heat cycles, it is still beneficial and pertinent to spay.

  • Dystocia is the medical term for difficulty giving birth. In situations like this, an emergency C-section may be needed. This is costly and can be life-threatening to both mom and her puppies or kittens. If your pet is spayed, she cannot get pregnant, so she will never be in jeopardy of needing a C-section!

  • Unwanted and undesirable behaviors are greatly reduced by spaying. The includes dominance, aggression, fights, and marking territory.

  • Roaming behaviors are reduced by spaying. Majority of pets that are hit by cars are not spayed!

The health benefits for males are also important. Neutering will reduce the chance of common health issues such as:

  • Testicular cancer is eliminated by neutering.

  • Prostatitis, or inflammation of the prostate, prostatic cysts and tumor occurrence is significantly reduced by neutering.

  • Unwanted and undesirable behaviors are greatly reduced by neutering. This includes dominance, aggression, fights, and marking territory.

  • Roaming behaviors are reduced by neutering. Majority of pets that are hit by cars are not neutered!

Spaying and neutering also helps control the pet population. Did you know there are over 41 million stray cats in the United States alone? Did you know that shelters are filled with homeless pets? Sadly, many are euthanized due to overpopulation. There are already more homeless animals than there are loving homes for them.

Do not contribute to the overpopulation! By spaying and neutering you help reduce the number of dogs and cats that end up in shelters.

It's never  too late to spay or neuter your pet!

The health benefits are still beneficial to your pet at  ANY age.