Spring is just around the corner, even though the weather in some parts of the country seems to say otherwise. Nicer weather, for those of us with pets, means more outside playtime: playing fetch, catching frisbees, and chasing a variety of objects. In preparation of all this outside activity, you might want to consider getting your pet spayed or neutered. Along with some health benefits, having your pet spayed or neutered will eliminate the risk of having an unplanned pregnancy.
The last Tuesday of February is “World Spay Day”. If you don’t have a pet or your pet is already altered, consider donating to a local spay/neuter clinic to help with stray animals and feral populations. If your pet will be spayed/neutered let’s look at some things you can do to prepare for the procedure and what to expect afterward.