2736 Tremainsville Rd.

Toledo, OH 43613 US

419-474-5403

Open mobile navigation
  • Blog >
  • Importance of Spaying/Neutering Your Pet
RSS Feed

Importance of Spaying/Neutering Your Pet

Spaying/Neutering Your Pet

As a pet owner, it’s your choice whether to spay or neuter your pet. This procedure isn’t mandatory; however, it does have benefits for both your pet and your local community. If you live in Toledo or surrounding area, you can bring your pet to Trilby Animal Hospital for a safe, effective spay & neuter surgery. Here are some basic facts you should know about spaying or neutering your pet.

What’s involved in a Spay & Neuter Procedure?

Spaying involves removing your female pet’s ovaries and uterus so she can’t get pregnant and have babies. Neutering is the procedure used to sterilize male animals and involves removing both testicles so they can’t impregnate a female. Both procedures are safe and effective when performed by your Toledo veterinarian.

Health Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Spay & neuter procedures aren’t just for preventing unwanted pet pregnancies. These procedures offer health benefits to your pet.

When you spay your dog or cat, you reduce her risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers to improve her overall health. Neutering your male dog protects him against testicular cancer and makes him less prone to prostate problems.

Spay/neuter procedures also decrease your canine and feline tendency to roam when in heat. Roaming puts your pet at risk of accidental injuries, animal fights, contagious diseases and getting lost. By eliminating roaming behaviors and providing protection against cancers, spay/neuter procedures can give your pet a healthier, longer lifespan.

Impact on Your Local Community

Spay & neuter procedures can have a positive effect on your local community by reducing the population of stray dogs and cats. Many cities have a problem with overpopulation of homeless pets. If animal shelters don’t have the monetary resources or space to keep these pets, they’re forced to euthanize them in order to reduce their numbers. Spaying and neutering surgeries reduce overpopulation to save the lives of pets.

See Your Toledo Veterinarian for Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

To schedule an appointment to spay or neuter your pet, contact Trilby Animal Hospital in Toledo at 419-474-5403 today.

Your First Visit is FREE

Sign up now

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonial

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "They're the absolute BEST!!"
    JimandChristi Aldrich G.

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

    Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

    Read More

    Prairie Dogs

    Prairie dogs are cute, affable creatures. But before taking one on as a pet, check your local laws. In some states, such as Colorado, it's illegal to keep prairie dogs as pets. Mostly, this is because they may spread monkeypox. If you live in a state that welcomes pet prairie dogs, be sure to buy from ...

    Read More

    How to Help Your New Cat Feel Welcomed in Your Home

    Adopting a cat or kitten? Here's what you can do to help your cat adjust to its new home. ...

    Read More

    Skunks

    Home and Veterinary Care for Pet Skunks If you're an adventurous pet owner, you may love exotic animals such as skunks. You'll be happy to learn that skunks can indeed make excellent domestic pets, but only if they receive the proper care to enjoy a happy, healthy life. Your veterinary team can help ...

    Read More

    Flying Squirrels

    Much like sugar gliders, flying squirrels make affectionate pets when purchased young and raised by their owner. Unlike sugar gliders, however, flying squirrels are rodents that need veterinary care specific to the species. Your veterinary team can help with the care and treatment of flying squirrels. ...

    Read More

    Fennec Foxes

    Fennec Fox Care Guide With oversized ears and mischievous faces, fennec foxes are cute as can be. But these exotic pets require a lot of care to stay healthy and happy. Health At just three pounds, fennec foxes are the smallest member of the fox family. Native to the Sahara desert, fennec foxes are ...

    Read More

    Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

    Read More

    Snakes

    If you’re looking for a low-maintenance pet, then you might be interested in owning a snake. However, there are a few aspects of owning a snake that you need to be aware of before you make this type of commitment. Here’s what you need to know. What to Know Before Choosing a Pet Snake Before you purchase ...

    Read More

    Domestic Pigs

    Pigs are great for families who want a relatively exotic but easy to care for a pet. Whether miniature, like a pot-bellied pig, or a full-sized animal, caring for a pig is similar to caring for a cat or dog. Health Domestic pigs need to see a veterinarian regularly for vaccinations and checkups. We ...

    Read More

    Gerbils

    Gerbils are great little pets for pet owners who don't have room for a dog or cat. They're friendly and fun to watch, but they do take a moderate level of care and investment. If you're thinking of getting a gerbil, here's what you'll need to know to keep him happy and healthy, including giving him a ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles