Episode 009: Spaying & Neutering Your Pet, Part One
In this episode, Dr. Wheaton sits down to talk about all things spay and neuter. The information included in this conversation was so robust, we had to break it into two full episodes. This first half of the conversation breaks down the four classes we deal with here at Alicia Pet Care Center: male dogs, female dogs, male cats and female cats. There are some eye-opening (and maybe even jaw-dropping) statistics that get broken down. Some of the possible and fairly commonly seen results of avoiding the surgery for your pet are thoroughly spoken about.
On the male side, we discussed what extending the time of testosterone can lead to in your dog or cat: patterns of aggression, urine marking and that embarrassing inclination for your intact male dog to turn a pillow or a stuffed animal or even your favorite neighbor's leg into his "hump buddy".
On the female side, Dr. Wheaton really got into some of the nitty-gritty on how much spaying your pet can cut down the risk of certain cancers. Dr. Wheaton also detailed something called a Pyometra and what that can entail for your pet and for you. Specifically, with the female cat, we talked about how they are "induced ovulators" and what that can lead to for you cat owners.
We created a lengthy article on our blog as a written companion piece to this podcast episode. We will do that with the second half of the episode, as well. You can read over that article and share it with others by clicking here.
You can learn more about our affordable spay and neuter program we have set up for new clients at www.practicallyfreespays.com
You can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Periscope with our username @APCCvet. We are on Facebook as Alicia Pet Care Center. You can send any questions and topics you'd like us to discuss on a future episode to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our hospital's website is www.mypetsdr.com and the podcast website is www.PetTalkPodcast.com.
If you want to see some of how the spay and neuter process takes place here at Alicia Pet Care Center, we have multiple videos from our Ford Petersen Spay Days we hold annually to honor a former employee. You can view Spay Day 2014, Spay Day 2015 and Spay Day 2016 by clicking on any of those links to watch.
Thanks for listening!