East Lincoln Animal Hospital

7555 Highway 73 East
Denver, NC 28037

(704)827-5300

eastlincolnanimal.com

February :  Spay Neuter Promotion

February is spay and neuter month at East Lincoln Animal Hospital. To encourage owners to spay and neuter their pets, we reduce the cost of the spay/neuter surgeries on dogs and cats under 2 years of age by 20 percent.

*Please call for the dates these services are discounted during the months of February or check our calendar.*

Proof of current vaccination (Parvo/Distemper and Rabies for dogs, FVRCP and Rabies for cats) by a licensed Veterinarian is required (or updating vaccines at the time of the surgery) to participate in this special offer. 

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Facts and myths concerning spaying and neutering:

  • Females are spayed (ovariohysterectomy - removal of ovaries and uterus).
  • Males are neutered (removal of testicles and spermatic cord).
  • Spaying and neutering prevents unwanted pregnancies.
  • Spaying eliminates the risk of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer as well as life threatening pyometra (pus in uterus).
  • Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease/cancer and perianal tumors.
  • Neutering decreases fighting, roaming, marking, and spraying (especially if done before puberty/6 months of age).

MYTH:    Females should be allowed to have a heat cycle before spaying.
FACT:     If a female is spayed BEFORE her first heat, it will drastically reduce her chances of getting breast cancer (to the tune of less than 0.5% chance!). If a female is spayed after her 1st heat, she has a less than 8% chance of developing breast cancer. If spayed after her 2nd heat, she has a less than 26% chance of developing breast cancer. If spayed after 2 years of age, there is a minimal protective benefit concerning the development of breast cancer.


MYTH
:   Females should be allowed to have a litter before they are spayed.
FACT:    Over 6 million animals were euthanized last year at animal shelters in the USA - why add to that number?

MYTH:   My pet will get fat if he/she is neutered/spayed.
FACT:    Pets get fat for the same reasons that their owners do - too much food and not enough exercise!  If your pet appears to gain weight after surgery increase the exercise and decrease the calories
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Please spay or neuter your pet to help keep them healthy and to help decrease the number of unwanted pets in the USA.