WHY SHOULD I SPAY OR NEUTER MY PET?
Spaying and neutering is good for you!
- Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of serious health problems that can be difficult or expensive to treat.
- Spaying and neutering can make pets better companions
- Neutering cats makes them less likely to spray and mark their territory with pungent urine.
- Spaying a dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle. Estrus lasts an average of six to 12 days, often twice a year, in dogs, and an average of six to seven days, three or more times a year, in cats. Female cats in heat can cry incessantly, and female dogs and cats in heat may appear nervous and may attract unwanted males.
- Neutering can make pets less likely to roam, run away, or get into fights.
- Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than those that have been spayed or neutered.
- Neutering may make dogs less likely to bite.
Spaying and neutering is good for your pet!
- Spaying and neutering helps cats and dogs live longer, healthier lives.
- Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, especially when your pet is spayed before her first heat.
- Spaying can prevent various reproductive tract disorders including pyometra, a serious uterine infection that is often fatal.
- Neutering eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of benign prostate disease.
Most importantly, spaying and neutering is good for animals!
- While it is hard to know exactly how many animals enter animal shelters each year. because transparency in shelter reporting is inconsistent at best, we do know that as many as 60 - 70% of these animals euthanized.
- Spaying and neutering is the easiest way to reduce the population of homeless pets and reduce killing in our national and local shelters.