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Spay & Neuter FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Spaying and Neutering

Are you looking for a veterinarian in Overland Park? At the Nall Hills Animal Hospital, we provide quality veterinary care to the pets of Overland Park. One of the most important services that we offer the pet community is spaying and neutering. When it comes to this common procedure, there are a few questions that we are frequently asked.

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Why Do I Need to Spay or Neuter My Pet?

There are several reasons why someone needs to spay or neuter their pet. This is, by far, the most effective form of birth control for dogs and cats. Many people refer to this as "fixing" their pet. This is a necessary procedure because it keeps the homeless pet population down while also leading to a longer and healthier life for the pet.

Don’t Shelters Take Care of Surplus Dogs and Cats?

This is a common misconception. Shelters aren't actually supposed to take care of added animals. They are supposed to place animals with loving families. Often times, when they are unable to place an animal with a family, the animal ends up being put down.

Will My One Dog or Cat Really Matter That Much?

It is true that if your dog or cat has babies, those babies might eventually find homes. However, every home taken by that puppy or kitten is actually one fewer home for an animal that is already homeless. This could lead to more animals being euthanized.

What are the Other Benefits of Spaying and Neutering?

In addition to birth control, there are a number of other benefits to note. For example, pets will not go into heat after this procedure. “Heat” is the term used to describe the time when pets are receptive sexually and this cycle can impact their personalities. This procedure will also reduce the constant crying and pacing that results from pets that are trying to find a mate. After spaying and neutering, most animals are less likely to urinate on objects in order to mark their territory or stop it altogether. Finally, the procedure also saves the pet owner a large amount of time and money that is associated with animal pregnancies.

Call Nall Hills Animal Hospital Today

If you are looking for a veterinarian in Overland Park to provide spaying/neutering services for your pet, call the Nall Hills Animal Hospital. We are proud to serve the people and pets of the Overland Park area for over 35 years. To learn more about the veterinary care we can provide your pets, please call us today to make an appointment.