Hidden Valley Animal Clinic

100 Oakhurst Drive
McMurray, PA 15317



Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

Not only does spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litters, it also ensures a variety of health and behavioral benefits.

Spaying or neutering your pet drastically reduces or eliminates the risk of many types of cancers and diseases. It also ensures that your pet doesn't develop undesirable behaviors such as running away, fighting, spraying, howling or other forms of disobedience that are caused by sexual instincts.

Every 4 seconds, an animal is killed by euthanasia because no one wants him or her. Please, we urge you—spay or neuter your pet, or offer to have a friend or neighbor's pet spayed or neutered. It is one way of ensuring that you and your pet live happy, long lives together—and it will save thousands upon thousands of lives.

Check out the articles below for in-depth, detailed information on the benefits of spaying and neutering.

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Behavioral Benefits
Your pet will have a calmer demeanor, better behavior, be less aggressive, and will be easier to train and less likely to become lost. Plus, you’ll have a cleaner house and yard and a better home environment.

Health Benefits
Your pet will have fewer injuries, infections, diseases and other health problems.

Community Benefits
Sterilizing your pet ensures a safer, cleaner community, lower costs to the community, lower costs to you, and lessens the burden on animal shelters.

Benefits of Early Spay/Neuter
Laying the myths to rest, how earlier spay/neuter surgery is easier on your pet and additional health benefits.

Surgery Facts
Information about the spaying and neutering procedures.

Information on this debilitating and deadly disease, which is suffered by many unspayed pets.

Myths About Spaying and Neutering
Putting the myths to rest, including myths about what happens to pets when they are spayed or neutered, myths about reasons not to spay or neuter and myths about the surgery itself.

The Facts About Pregnancy and Breeding
Detailed facts about pet pregnancy, feline delivery, animals in "heat," purebreds, finding homes for pets, making money selling puppies and kittens, the time commitment involved, the emotional toll on the breeder, why children won’t want to see the miracle of birth and common questions about breeding.

15 Good Reasons to Spay and Neuter
An overview of the benefits.