A local vet talks about the importance of spaying during ‘heat month’
QUEENSTOWN, Md. — February is known as Heat Month, and it’s all about encouraging pet owners to spay or neuter their pets.
Dr Marianne Bailey, owner of Queenstown Veterinary Hospital, says providing the right information to pet owners is really important. She says neutering and neutering can actually prevent certain diseases or conditions in animals.
It can also help keep stray animals out of shelters and ease their burden.
“Especially with cats, they reproduce very easily, very quickly, and so people end up with cats that were in the yard and end up coming into their house, and then they have pets and they’re not neutered. nor neutered, and then they have a litter of kittens, and most people don’t need a litter of kittens and sometimes it can be difficult to adopt them individually, so they end up being dropped off at a shelter,” she said.
When it comes to the right time or age to neuter your pet, it depends on which animal it is and other factors, so Dr. Bailey advises contacting your own veterinarian to see what is appropriate. best to your four-legged friend.