OCVET to pet owners: Spay- neuter leads to pets’ longer life Print
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 11:20

The Office of the City Veterinarian (OVET) is advising pet owners to have their dogs and cats undergo the spay and neuter treatment to give their pets a longer life span.

This as the OCVET reminded all pet owners to avail of the  free spay and neuter treatment for dogs and cats from June 18 to 21 in different locations.

On June 18 the activity will be conducted at the OCVET, June 19 on Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum, June 20 at the Girls Scout building, and on 21 at the Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College gymnasium.

To qualify, the dog or cat must be healthy, 6 months and above, vaccinated with anti rabies two weeks before the surgery and must not be pregnant.  The treatment can also be administered to the animal at least 3 months after giving birth.

The animals must have not been fed nor given water for 12 hours prior to the surgery.

Dr. Arnedo A. Agbayani, OCVET Chief- Animal Health Services Division, said that this is one strategy to control the number of dogs and cats.

He said that the treatment also prevents reproductive diseases among dogs and cats which will lead to a longer life span for these animals.

The program will be held in partnership with Humane Society International, Department of Agriculture- 9, the Zamboanga city government, and the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association.

Interested parties may call the OCVET at 955-0245. (RGAAGo)