Here’s What You Need To Know about Spaying and Neutering

Benefits of spaying your pet

Millions of cats and dogs are abandoned as strays or euthanized every year, which is the result of unplanned, unwanted litters. By learning about the importance of spaying and neutering your pet, you can take an active role in preventing these animals from being put down or put out. Here’s what you need to know:

Why spay and neuter your pets?

Spaying is removing a female animal’s reproductive organs so she does not become pregnant, and neutering is the act of removing a male animal’s reproductive organs so that he does not impregnate a female. In many cases, a lot of unwanted pet behavior (like spraying, wailing, territorial marking, inappropriate sexual advances) can be avoided by spaying or neutering, since the behavior originates with the animal’s hormonal instincts. By removing the source of the problem, much of that unwanted behavior tends to go away on its own.

Benefits of spaying your pet

Aside from the responsible societal benefits of spaying your pet, you’ll see a big improvement in their manageability as well. When you spay your cat or dog, they will be easier to train, less distracted by impulse, and will become a more loving and agreeable member of your family. These procedures can also help protect your pet’s health. If done before 6 months of age, neutering can completely prevent testicular cancer in your cat or dog. Spaying your pet can prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which can be fatal in 50% of dogs and 90% of cats.

Check out your local animal resources for an affordable spay and neuter clinic. You’ll be helping to keep your pet healthy and safe, and you’ll be saving countless animal lives in the process.