If you weren’t aware, February 26 is World Spay Day! Veterinarians love this holiday because it demonstrates responsible pet ownership. At West Hills Veterinary Centre, we are big advocates for spaying and neutering your pets.

When you book a spay surgery (sorry fellas, this one is just for the ladies!) for your best friend this month, we’ll do more than just “fix” them—we’ll also throw in a free vaccine AND a nail trim at the time of surgery! Why do we do this? Because we love your pets. It’s that simple.

As far as the procedure, did you know that spaying does more than just prevent unwanted pregnancy? There are multiple health benefits too.

What are the Benefits of Spaying?

Spaying your pet decreases her risk of mammary gland tumors or uterine/ovarian cancer later in life, especially if she is spayed before her first heat cycle. Pyometra is another medical problem that affects unspayed pets. This is an abnormal accumulation of pus in the uterus that is caused by uterine cysts. Secondary infections that are caused by pyometra can be life-threatening and will require immediate veterinary care.

If your pet is in fact already spayed, give yourself a hearty “round of appaws” for being a spectacular pet parent! If you’ve welcomed a new puppy or kitten into your home and do need an appointment to get your new best friend fixed, please contact us at 252-438-7163or schedule online.

Thank you and we hope you have an excellent World Spay Day!