Call Us: (505) 898-8874 
6633 Caminito Coors NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Why Spay or Neuter Surgery is Important for the Health of Pets and the Albuquerque Community | Petroglyph Animal Hospital

Local residents must make sure to spay and neuter Albuquerque pets to make a positive impact on pet shelter statistics. Every year, millions of homeless pets fill shelters all over the world. By having your pets spayed or neutered, you guarantee they won’t reproduce and add to the problem. 

Many pet owners aren’t familiar with the many health and community benefits of altering their cats and dogs. Let’s review!

Why Spay or Neuter Albuquerque Pets?

Avoiding unexpected kitten and puppy litters isn’t the only reason to have your pets spayed or neutered.

The Health Benefits

●      Lower risk of mammary cancer

●      Prevent pyometra, an infection of the uterus that can be life-threatening

●      No more messy and inconvenient heat cycles

●      Lower risk of testicular cancer

●      Decreased risk of prostate issues

The Community Benefits

●      Pets are less likely to wander away from home

●      Controls the pet population and minimizes the impact on local shelters

●      Controls the feral cat population, which may spread disease to household cats, cause sanitation issues, and decimate local wildlife

Spay and Neuter Procedures

Choosing to spay or neuter your Albuquerque pet is a responsible choice, and Petroglyph Animal Hospital is happy to help!

Both spaying and neutering are surgical procedures, but they can be performed using minimal incisions. We know it can be traumatizing to see your beloved pet undergo a major operation, but with our experienced surgeons and modern advancements in pain control, there should be no long-term discomfort associated with spay or neuter procedures. And they only have to wear the cone for a few weeks, until their sutures dissolve!

Petroglyph Animal Hospital

Your cat or dog is part of your family, and it’s up to you to help them live a longer, healthier, and happier life! Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help you spay and neuter your Albuquerque pets!