Spay/neuter surgery has health and behavior benefits. It removes reproductive
organs that often cause dogs and cats to have medical problems in later
Spaying reduces the risk that a female dog or cat will suffer from
mammary tumors and uterine cancer or uterine infections. It eliminates the risk
of complications from pregnancy.
Neutered males won't develop prostate
problems or testicular cancer.
Altered animals are more relaxed pets, they
are not driven to mate and are less inclined to defend territory. They are less
apt to fight with other animals. They are not as likely to roam, so there's less
chance they will get lost, injured or killed.
Neutered dogs are less apt to
urinate in the house, and altered cats are less inclined to spray.
dogs and cats have fewer behavior issues.
Contrary to popular belief,
altering does not spoil your pet's personality. Nor does it make your pet fat
Spay/neuter surgery also has humane benefits. It saves lives by
preventing unwanted litters and homeless animals.
On average, your pet will
live several years longer if spayed or neutered than unaltered pets.