The Critical Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
Thousands of abandoned, lost, or homeless animals enter shelters every year. The fate of these animals is not only heartbreaking – it’s entirely preventable via spaying or neutering. Pet overpopulation is a bona fide threat to the safety and sustainability of our community, but it doesn’t have to be.
Puppies and kittens are amazing, but if they don’t have a place to call home, baby animals grow up as strays. Strays mate with other strays, but they also tend to mate with animals kept as pets. The obvious way to break the cycle of overpopulation and unwanted litters is, of course, spaying or neutering.
Strays, feral animals, and unclaimed/missing pets are euthanized every day. It’s a grim reality, but when animals are sterilized, they no longer have the ability to reproduce, reducing numbers of shelter animals.
Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
Many owners choose to spay their female pets prior to their first heat cycle. The decision to move ahead with the procedure must take into account various factors, and we look forward to working with you to determine when the right time might be. Aside from eliminating the possibility of future pregnancies, spaying also reduces the risks associated with mammary cancer and uterine infections.
Neutering involves the removal of the testes in order to render a male animal sterile. The positive effects of this procedure centers mainly on behavior. Urinating or marking territory inside the home, mounting, humping, roaming, fighting, and aggression are greatly reduced following the procedure. Chances of testicular cancer are also reduced, and neutered males often live longer than those who remain intact.
Taking Good Care
Our caring, compassionate staff take pride in offering excellent care to our patients from the moment they arrive. We perform pre-surgical exam and bloodwork to ensure the best support for your pet throughout the surgical procedure. We constantly monitor your pet’s vitals and go the extra mile for their complete safety and comfort.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. Bayside partners with League City Animal Shelter to provide free spays and neuters. A total of $25.00 from every spay/neuter we do in our hospital will go toward that program. As a leader in League City area veterinary care, we look forward to serving and supporting your pet’s health.
We Our Clients
Awesome customer service! — Travis Wehrman
I love the crew at bay side animal hospital! They are always so nice, and you can tell they love what they do! — Christa William
Gracie has always had the best of care from Dr. Shepard and the staff we just love them all...May God Bless you and keep you safe. We thank you for your outstanding service Marsha and John Brenneman and Gracie — Marsha & John Brenneman
Always feel like Quincy receives the best care, and assessment. He's made to feel relaxed, and comfortable,and he gets excited when he realizes he is going to the vet. Previously, at other vets, he was always very stressed. We are lifelong customers. — Geri Vidimos