February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and World Spay Day is Tuesday, February 26th (a campaign by the Humane Society of the United States).  Below, Dr. Bassett weighs in on the importance and health benefits of these procedures for your pet.

Why is it so Important to Spay or Neuter our Cats and Dogs?
By Dr. Michael Bassett, Medical Director

LogoThis is such a vital thing to do for them, us as owners, and society as a whole. If you go into any animal shelter, you’ll sadly see all of the discarded dogs and cats waiting to have their lives terminated.  You will find it hard to justify indiscriminately breeding to produce more. Here at Pet Dominion, we receive countless notifications for lost pets.  Often times, pets wander away from safe homes because their surging hormones drive them to do so. Veterinary surgeons see cases of serious and deadly conditions like mammary and testicular tumors, prostatic abscesses and pyometra (an infectious disorder of the uterus) in pets that have not been spayed or neutered.

There is no doubt that quality and length of life are better for spayed and neutered pets. Providing this for your pets is the kindest thing that you can do for them.  Give us a call today at (301)258-0333 to ask about the specifics for your pet.