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Common Myths About Pet Surgery

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There are so many myths out there about pet surgery. 

Whether it be for neutering or spaying, cleaning their teeth or removing a foreign object from their stomach, at some point or another, most pets will have to undergo surgery. As a pet owner, the more information you have about pet surgery, the better. That’s why the experts at Sun Valley Animal Center have set out to debunk the most common myths about pet surgery. The following is a list of a few of the top myths and misconceptions about pet surgery:

Myth #1. You can wait to spay or neuter your pet. 

Many people think of spaying or neutering as just a way to prevent their pet from reproducing, but there is more to it than that. There are actually many benefits to spaying or neutering your kitten or puppy early on. For example, males who get neutered at an early age have less of a chance of developing many of the prostatic diseases, and they have zero chance of developing testicular diseases. There are also many behavioral benefits of spaying or neutering early.

Myth #2. Some pet surgeries are routine. 

Many pet owners think there is no risk with “routine” pet surgeries, like spaying and neutering, but that isn’t the case. Yes, those surgeries are performed often, but that doesn’t mean that they are routine. Just as there is no such thing as a routine surgery for people, there isn’t anything routine about pet surgery either.

Do you want to learn the truth about more common pet surgery myths? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.


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