There are many benefits to having your pet spayed/neutered!
Why you should have your pet altered:
- First and foremost, altering your pet is the most important step in becoming a responsible pet owner and in becoming a contributing member to our society's goal in reducing the pet overpopulation our country faces.
- Neutering will reduce the need to breed, and that has a calming effect on many animals.
- Eliminates "spraying" strong-smelling urine on surfaces by male pets.
- Neutered male pets tend to stop roaming and fighting and lose the desire to mark their territory with urine.
- Sterilization makes your pet less of a problem for neighbors. A sterilized pet is friendlier with other pets and is less likely to bite unprovoked.
- Problems and potential risks involved with pregnancy and birth are eliminated.
- Sterilized pets tend to live an average of two to three years longer than unsterilized pets.
- The likelihood of developing mammary tumors or uterine infections increases the longer a female goes unspayed. A female spayed before sexual maturity (6-9 months of age) has one seventh the risk of an intact female of developing mammary cancer. Breast cancer can be fatal in about 50 percent of female dogs.
- Neutering a male dog by six months of age prevents testicular cancer, prostate disease and hernias.
- Spaying a female dog helps prevent pyometra (a pus-filled uterus) and breast cancer and having this done before the first heat offers the best protection from these diseases. Treatment of pyometra requires hospitalization, intravenous fluids, antibiotics and spaying.
- Sterilization reduces the incidence of injury and disease.
- Chances of uterine infection is common in older animals and is eliminated by spaying.
Aside from being able to enjoy your pet more, they themselves will be spared much anguish and the cost advantages to you are enormous.
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