Today is the last Tuesday of February, which means that today is National Spay Day! Many of you probably already have your furry friends spayed or neutered, but if you don’t, you’ll want to know about all of the benefits of getting your pet fixed. Of course, one of the biggest reasons is to control the homeless pet population. There are millions of homeless pets that live in the United States. By spaying or neutering your pet, you are doing your part to reduce this number. There are also many health factors that should be considered. Dogs and cats that are spayed and neutered have a better chance of living longer lives. Animals that are fixed have a reduced risk of developing certain types of reproductive cancers such as uterine and mammary gland cancer, as well as a reduced risk of developing pyrometra (an infection of the uterus). Animals that are intact have a higher risk of injury due to their tendency towards aggression, due to mating habits or due to territorial behaviors. There are so many more great reasons to spay/neuter your pet. To learn more, visit the link below. If you still have questions, please call us at 813-259-9698, and you can speak to our knowledgeable staff!