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Thanks for sniffing us out online for this month’s downloadable health tip.

May’s Health Tips is all about the big snip! Dr. Kim Smyth stitches together all of the info you need before scheduling a spay or neuter procedure – everything from the health and behavior benefits when you “fix-it” to the costs associated with the surgery to advice for helping your best friend mend when he comes home after his procedure.

Did you know?

Help lick the pet overpopulation problem!


Each spring, animal shelters experience what they call “kitten and puppy season,” when new litters of unwanted dogs and cats are dropped at their doors because there’s no one to care for them. By altering your pet, and by supporting organizations that provide accessible spay and neuter programs for low-income families, you can help prevent thousands of healthy puppies and kittens from becoming another statistic:

  • Adopt your next pet from a shelter, rescue or humane society. When you adopt a pet, you save the lives of two animals – your new furry friend and the one who takes his place at the shelter.

  • Donate to local spay and neuter programs. Most community animal shelters have programs in place to provide low-cost spay and neuter services to families who can’t afford the surgery on their own. When you give money to support low- and no-cost spay/neuter clinics or voucher programs, you give a beloved pet a chance at a healthy, happy future while also helping a family in need. It’s a win/win for everyone!

  • Volunteer at your community spay/neuter clinic. Extra hands are always needed to help with tasks like washing and folding laundry, scrubbing and sterilizing instruments, making and sterilizing surgical packs and assisting in moving animals from recovery back to their cages. Volunteering your time will help make the jobs of clinic and shelter staff easier – plus you’ll get to provide comfort to pets recovering from the procedure.

Download your May health tip today! 

Remember to bookmark this site and check back for next month’s tip, or ask for a copy at your vet’s office! Here’s to a month of good health for you and your furry friends.

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