Tips For Caring For Your Pet: #2

Posted by wadmin on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Our pets are our best friends. We love them and they love us. But just like we have basic needs for our health so do our pets. Here are a few tips for taking care of your pets and making sure they are as healthy as possible.

2. Spay and Neuter Your Pets

Eight million to 10 million pets end up in U.S. shelters every year. Some are lost, some have been abandoned, and some are homeless.

Here’s an easy way to avoid adding to that number — spay and neuter your cats and dogs. It’s a procedure that can be performed as early as six to eight weeks of age.

Spaying and neutering doesn’t just cut down on the number of unwanted pets; it has other substantial benefits for your pet. Studies show it also lowers the risk of certain cancers, Burns tells WebMD, and reduces a pet’s risk of getting lost by decreasing the tendency to roam.

Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600.

SRC: pets.webmd.com/ask-pet-health-11/vets-pet-care