Spaying and Neutering can have a positive effect on your pet’s health.
- Spaying your female companion helps prevent uterine infections and breast
tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90
percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection
from these diseases.
- Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate
Spaying and Neutering can have a positive effect on behaviors.
- Your spayed female pet won’t go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines
usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season.
In an effort to advertise for mates, they’ll yowl and urinate more
frequently—sometimes all over the house!
- Your male dog will be less likely to roam away from home. An intact male will do
just about anything to find a mate, including finding creative ways to escape from
the house. Once he’s free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other
- Your neutered male may be better behaved. Unneutered dogs and cats are more
likely to mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house.
Your dog might be less likely to mount other dogs, people and inanimate objects
after he’s neutered. Some aggression problems may be avoided by early
Spaying and Neutering are good for your community.
- Approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters
nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.1 million are dogs and 3.2
million are cats. Each year, approximately 920,000 shelter animals are
euthanized (390,000 dogs and 530,000 cats). Spaying and Neutering your pet
can help reduce the number of unwanted pets in your community.
Our clinic recommends Spaying and Neutering around six months of age. Please
contact our clinic for questions about spaying and neutering your pet.