If you have an exotic pet, it is important for you to seriously consider spaying or neutering. Owners of exotic pets sometimes overlook the significance of spaying and neutering, but the benefits to species like rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and chinchillas should not be taken lightly. These are species that suffer from overpopulation just as much as cats and dogs.
Over the course of time, exotic animals who have not been spayed or neutered give birth to litters of babies that do not receive the care and attention they need to thrive. Instead, they suffer from overcrowding, starvation, and even euthanasia. As a loving pet owner, you do not want that for any of your favorite pet species or for any animal, for that matter.
Get Your Exotic Pets Spayed or Neutered here at Anderson Exotic Veterinary Care
Talk to your veterinary professional here at Anderson Exotic Veterinary Care in San Diego about having your rabbit, ferret, chinchilla, or other exotic pet spayed or neutered. Our team is specially trained to handle the spaying and neutering needs of all exotic species, including yours. You can feel comfort in the fact that your beloved exotic pet will be treated with care and compassion as they undergo this routine procedure in our veterinary office.
The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Surgery for Exotic Pets
When you choose to have our team do your exotic pet’s spaying or neutering, your pet will reap the benefits of this procedure. Did you know that when you spay or neuter, for example, that you are helping to reduce the risk of your exotic pet developing ovarian cancer or ovarian cysts? Certain exotic species like guinea pigs and rabbits are at increased risk of developing this condition as well as uterine cancer. Depending upon the species and the breed, the rate of incidence can be as high as 60 percent.
Another great reason to spay or neuter your exotic pet is because it can help with behavioral problems. Pets that have been spayed or neutered are much more likely to bond with owners, learn and follow commands, and integrate better into your household. After sexual maturity, exotic pets can become destructive, aggressive, and territorial. Spaying and neutering can rectify those issues.
Spaying and neutering surgery is relatively painless for your exotic pet. Our team at Anderson Exotic Veterinary Care uses anesthesia to ensure that your pet is as comfortable as possible during the surgery.
Now that you know the many benefits of spaying and neutering surgery for your exotic pets, isn’t it time you made the decision? Contact our office at 800-462-8749 for more information or to book an appointment.