One of the veterinary health issues we are passionate about at The Stock Doc is spaying and neutering!
Your pet’s health can benefit in so many ways from spaying or neutering. Spayed females present less risk of developing pyometra (a life-threatening uterine infection), uterine cancer and cancers of the reproductive system like mammary cancer. Neutering male pets eliminate their chances of getting testicular cancer and have a lower rate of prostate hyperplasia.
There are many myths about spaying and neutering your pets but here are some of the facts. Pets do not become fat and lazy; alteration has no effect on their intelligence or ability to learn, play, work or hunt; many tend to be better behaved following the procedure, in terms of roaming, aggression, or excessive barking. The fact is that they have no concept of sexual identity or ego so spaying or neutering does not change a pet’s basic personality.
Spaying or neutering your pet is not just better for their health, it is also better for your community. Did you know that each year in the United States approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized? Most of these animals are healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions. We are blessed in our community to have a no-kill shelter. Sadly, they are always full of wonderful companion animals, especially this time of year – puppy and kitten season.
Thinking of getting a furever friend, go to the Riverton Animal Adoption Center at 515 S. Smith Road and help a homeless critter.
Help us celebrate National Mutt Day on July 31st. Mutts, or mixed breeds, are some of the best “breeds” you can get with some extra sweet and cute combinations! While our animal shelter does get purebreds, the majority fall into the “mutt” category and are some of the most awesome critters you will find.
The Stock Doc participates in the Spay/Neuter Wyoming project and has vouchers to assist pet owners who may not be able to cover the regular expense of a spay or neuter. Please call us at 856-7764 to see if you qualify for this plan.
Please call us at 856-7764 with questions or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss altering your pet.