Spay/Neuter Procedure

The primary objective of spay/neuter procedure is to prevent the animal from reproducing, but there are several other benefits associated with the procedure.

Spaying, or the removal of the ovaries and uterus of female pets, decreases or eliminates the pet’s chance of contracting the following conditions:

  • Breast cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Pyometra (a life-threatening infection of the uterus)
  • Uterine infections

In addition, a spayed dog or cat will not have a heat cycle. During a heat cycle, it is common for both cats and dogs to behave unusually, make increased vocalizations, and bleed for days at a time. These behaviors and biological responses are often a headache for owners of female animals, but they can be avoided.

Neutering, or the removal of the testes of male pets, can decrease the pet’s chances of contracting the following conditions:

  • Testicular cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Neutered males also have a decreased desire to roam away from home, which helps keep them safe. Many people believe that neutered males are also easier to train than intact males, because they are better able to focus.

For both genders, spaying or neutering can relieve their owners from the financial, legal, and moral burdens of caring for an unplanned litter. Every year, tens of thousands of animals are euthanized because they do not have a home. Please avoid contributing to the pet homelessness crisis by preventing an unplanned litter and having your pet spayed or neutered.

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