This year at Blandon Family Veterinary Practice, we hope you “LEAP” at the opportunity to have your pet spayed or neutered! 2016 is a leap year and February is also Spay/Neuter Awareness Month! We all know that spaying and neutering can help in the battle of population control and unwanted litters, but fixing your pet also provides multiple health benefits. Pets that are spayed or neutered can live healthier lives than their intact furry friends for many reasons. Fixing you pet can greatly reduce chances of certain reproductive diseases such as mammary cancer. It also eliminates the possibility of a pyometra (a deadly infection in the uterus) and ovarian and testicular cancers. Having your pet fixed can help avoid behavioral issues such as marking, aggression and escaping from the house to find a mate. They can detect another animal in heat miles away! Take the leap to a healthier future for your pet and get them spayed or neutered! For more information on the procedure or to schedule an appointment, contact the staff at the office today!