Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is an exciting, but sometimes stressful, time for you, your family, and your new pet. One of the first things to do is schedule an appointment for a post-purchase/post-adoption examination with a veterinarian at Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic. We give your puppy or kitten:
We determine the best time to spay or neuter your pet and establish a vaccination schedule.
Spaying surgically removes the uterus and both ovaries of your female cat or dog. Neutering is the castration of your male cat or dog, which surgically removes both testicles. Both procedures render your dog or cat incapable of reproducing.
By spaying or neutering, you can help your dog or cat live a happier, healthier, and longer life. Spaying at an early age almost eliminates the risk of breast cancer. It also prevents behavioral and health problems associates with heat, pregnancy, or nursing. Castration eliminates the mating drive in males, reducing the urge to roam which, in turn, reduces the risk of fights, injury, poisoning, accidents, and contracting diseases. It also protects against prostatic hyperplasia. If you have more than one pet in your household, your pets may get along better if they are spayed or neutered.
The veterinarians at Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic recommend spaying your pet before its first heat cycle to eliminate breast cancer and prevent uterine infections. Neutering your animal prevents prostatic diseases.
Currently there is an overpopulation of dogs and cats in this country. Both public and private animal shelters are faced with the incredible burden of finding homes for these animals. Estimates indicate that more than 10 million animals will be humanely euthanized at shelters each year due to the fact that there aren’t enough homes. Having our veterinarians spay or neuter your pet ensures that you won’t be adding to this tremendous burden.