Why Spay/Neuter?

8685232112_b61c23260b

 

Initially, spaying or neutering your pet may seem like a cruel thing to do, but there are actually large benefits to your community, your home and your beloved companion as well. Of course, there may be exceptions in which spaying or neutering is not recommended such as advanced age or illness – your veterinarian will advise you.

Spaying:

Eliminates bloody discharge of female dogs in heat
Can eliminate the development of breast cancer for dogs/cats (if done before the first heat)
Avoids pyometra – a life-threatening uterine infection

Neutering:

Eliminates risk of testicular cancer
Can decrease aggressive behavior

Overall:
Increase his/her chances to live a longer life
Reduces the desire to roam and eliminates frustration in resisting the urge to mate
Reduces animal overpopulation therefore reducing the amount of strays in your community and reduces the number of animals euthanized in shelters