Animals who have been spayed no longer feel the need to travel in search of a mate. Neutering males reduces the risk of developing prostatic illness and hernias and eliminates the risk of testicular cancer. It also helps to minimize territorial and sexual aggression, inappropriate urination (spraying), and other masculine behaviors.

Spaying reduces cancer risk in females (the risk drops to zero if spaying is done before the first heat cycle!). It eliminates the risk of acquiring a serious and potentially fatal uterine infection, which many mature unspayed animals experiences (pyometra). The heat cycle and its related mood swings and unwanted behaviors, messy spotting (in dogs), and the attraction of all available men to your yard are eliminated after spay surgery.

 

Five Reasons to Have Your Pet Spayed or Neutered

One of the positive outcomes of spaying is that they remain at home and are less likely to be involved in stressful events like getting hit by a car. They also have a lesser risk of catching contagious diseases and are less likely to get into fights. Below are compelling reasons to neuter or spay your pet and go to a spay and neuter clinic near me. Continue reading to learn more about it.

1) Spaying or neutering your pet improves its chances of living a longer life. 

Spaying your pet before her first cycle (before she reaches sexual maturity) lowers her risk of breast cancer and removes the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer and uterine infection, which is frequent in unaltered females.

Prostate problems can be avoided by neutering your male dog or cat. Neutering also reduces the risk of perianal tumors and hernias, common in older dogs who have not been neutered. Because neutered pets are less inclined to roam, the risk of bite abscesses and infections spread by fighting decreases.

2) A dog or cat that has been changed is a better pet for your family. 

Males neutered at a young age are less hostile against other males and are not easily distracted by females. Therefore, a male will be less tempted to leave home and cross that dangerous highway looking for a female. They are also less likely to mark all of your valuable shrubs inside the house with their urine.

3) No one wants to deal with an unplanned pregnancy in their family.

Spaying your pet prevents unwanted puppies or kittens from being born. Spaying your female pet reduces its urge to roam and procreate and the problem of stray males camping in your yard. Visit this link to learn more.

4) Spaying female dogs results in a cleaner dog and home.

Because female dogs release bloody fluid for around ten days twice a year as part of their estrous cycle, carpet stains in houses with such animals must be avoided. Spaying your dog eliminates this problem. It is also suggested to have your pet get kitty and puppy shots to avoid any unwanted diseases.

5) You are assisting in the reduction of canine and feline overpopulation.

Thousands of unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized (killed) each year in shelters. Although pet behavioral issues are the most common reason for animals being surrendered to shelters, many orphans are the consequence of unintentional breeding by roaming, unspayed dogs—the more spayed or neutered pets, the fewer dogs and cats that must be euthanized. 

Although the pet pound makes every effort to avoid euthanasia, hundreds of dogs and cats are turned away yearly because of a lack of space at the shelter.