SOURCE: Perkins Veterinary Clinic

September 14, 2011 07:00 ET

Perkins Veterinary Clinic Announces September Is Spay and Neuter Awareness Month

PERKINS, OK--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - Perkins Veterinary Clinic announced that September is "Spay and Neuter Awareness Month" at the animal vet clinic. The pet hospital is seeking to raise awareness about the importance of spay and neuter operations for protecting the health of pets as well as reducing the unwanted animal population. Pet owners who take their pets to be spayed or neutered at the vet clinic in September will be entered in a drawing to win a gift basket from the clinic. In addition to performing spay and neuter surgeries, the vet clinic provides routine petcare, dental care, boarding, and surgical care for cats and dogs as well as bovine and equine wellness care.

Perkins veterinarian Dr. Jerry Woodall announced that September is "Spay and Neuter Awareness Month" at Perkins Veterinary Clinic. Any pet owners that have their pets spayed or neutered will be eligible to win a gift basket from the clinic.

"Choosing to spay or neuter your pet is one of the best decisions you can make for the health of your pet," said D. Woodall. "These operations provide important health benefits while also helping to control the unwanted animal population. Our goal this month is to increase awareness about the importance of these operations and encourage all pet owners to spay or neuter their pets."

A spay operation removes the tubes, ovaries and uterus of a female animal so she cannot become pregnant. A neutering operation is the process of castrating a male animal so he cannot impregnate a female. While the majority of cats and dogs are spayed or neutered by six months of age, the operation may be performed after this age as well.

"Sadly, even here in Perkins, our animal shelters are filled with unwanted or homeless pets," said veterinarian Dr. Wendy Murray. "What many pet owners do not realize is that many of these animals are not the offspring of homeless street animals, but are the puppies and kittens of family pets. While having a litter of puppies or kittens may seem like a great choice now, finding homes for these offspring can be challenging, and many end up in animal shelters."

"In addition to controlling the unwanted animal population, the decision to spay or neuter a pet may also protect a pet's long-term health," says Dr. Murray. According to the ASPCA, spaying helps to prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal for 90% of cats and 50% of dogs.

"While the decision to spay or neuter your pet is entirely up to the pet owner, we hope that responsible pet owners will take the time to learn about the important benefits that this operation can have for a pet's health and the entire animal community," said Dr. Murray. "As a veterinarian, I am always happy to answer any questions pet owners may have about these operations, or petcare in general."

To schedule a petcare appointment, pet owners may use the online appointment request form at The pet hospital serves the Stillwater, Cushing and Perkins communities.

Contact Information

  • Perkins Veterinary Clinic
    Perkins, OK