Frequently Asked Questions – Spay & Neuter
Spay and Neuter Health Benefits
In males, neutering decreases the chances of developing prostatic disease and hernias, and eliminates the chances of developing testicular cancer. It also reduces problems with territorial and sexual aggression, inappropriate urination (spraying) and other undesirable male behaviors.
In Females, spaying decreases the incidence of breast cancer (the rate goes down to almost zero if the spaying is done before the first heat cycle!). It eliminates the chance of developing a serious and potentially fatal infection of the uterus experienced by many mature unspayed animals (pyometra). Spay surgery also eliminates the heat cycle and associated mood swings and undesirable behaviors, messy spotting (in dogs) and the attraction of all available males to your yard.
Spaying & Neutering Facts
- Help lower the euthanasia rate by decreasing the amount of unwanted animals.
- Improve your pet’s health and life expectancy. Sterilized pets lead healthier, happier, and longer lives. It also reduces the risk of them getting various forms of cancer.
- Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problem of dog and bite attacks. Fewer dogs, fewer attacks. Simple, right?
- Males are less aggressive and will not actively seek out mates, thus decreasing the likelihood of your pet to wander off.
- A cleaner house! Female dogs pass bloody fluid twice a year as part of their estrous cycle. No more carpet cleaning on account of that!