Millions of unwanted companion animals are euthanized every year, which is a direct result of pet overpopulation. One of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog.
Spaying—removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet offers lifelong health benefits. Neutering—removing the testicles of a male pet will vastly improve his behavior and keep him close to home.
By spaying or neutering our companion animals, a veterinary procedure that requires minimal hospitalization, we will help decrease pet overpopulation as well as providing many other benefits.
Top 10 Reasons to Spay/Neuter Your Pet
#1 - Healthier Females
Spaying a female cat or dog helps prevent pyometra (pus-filled uterus) and breast cancer. Treatment of pyometra requires hospitalization, intravenous fluids, and antibiotics. Breast cancer can be fatal in about 50 percent of female dogs and in 90 percent of female cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
#2 - Healthier Males
Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male dog or cat prevents testicular cancer.
#3 - Better Behavior
Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Indoors, male dogs may embarrass you by mounting on furniture and human legs when stimulated. Aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering, though neutered dogs protect their homes and families just as well as unneutered dogs.