The Importance of Spay and Neuter Surgeries

When you welcome a new furry bundle of joy to your family, it’s important to make their health a priority. Puppies and kittens will need to see a veterinarian right away so we can assess their health and establish a relationship with them while they are young. It’s also a prudent time to discuss their spay and neuter options. Schedule an appointment soon at our Bloomfield animal hospital!

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Benefits of Spay and Neuter Surgeries

Pets receive many benefits from spay or neuter surgery. The lack of hormones helps to mellow their behavior (some of which could cause them harm), and by removing their reproductive organs, they are spared the chance of developing dangerous diseases. The benefits for your pets include:


  • No longer have messy and frustrating heat cycles
  • Have no desire to roam to find a mate
  • Are less likely to practice urine-marking behavior
  • Have a significantly reduced risk of developing mammary gland tumors
  • Have no risk of developing pyometra, a serious uterine infection
  • Have no risk of uterine or ovarian cancers


  • Are generally less aggressive
  • Have no desire to roam to find a mate
  • Are less likely to practice mounting or urine-marking behavior
  • Have a reduced risk of developing prostate problems
  • Have no risk of developing testicular cancer

The benefits go deeper than just those for your pet! By spaying or neutering your pets, you help cut down on the problem of pet overpopulation. Unwanted litters often end up in shelters, and too many shelters are already at capacity. This results in untimely euthanasia for healthy pets. When you decide to sterilize your pet, you save many more from a sad fate.


The entire staff at DePorre Veterinary Hospital provided outstanding care for my dog, and they continue to provide excellent care for my new puppy. They go above and beyond with their knowledge, professionalism, and willingness to help. I would recommend DePorre Veterinary Hospital to every pet owner.

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