Spaying & Neutering
Download the brochure "A Million Reasons to Spay and Neuter" created by Animal Care and Control with Friends of Pets.
There are many reasons why you should have your pet spayed or neutered:
- It is the best solution to uncontrolled breeding. A spayed or neutered pet will never add to the tens of thousands of surplus puppies and kittens born each day for which there are no homes available.
- It is good for your pet's temperament. Neutered males are often better behaved, less likely to roam or urinate in the house to.
- It is convenient for you. Spayed female pets never have "heat" periods. Male dogs or cats do not congregate in your yard during certain times. Neutered male pets are less likely to roam or get into fights.
- Spaying and neutering helps the health of your pets. Spaying your female pet before her first estrous cycle reduces the incidence of mammary cancer by 99.5%. Spaying also prevents an often fatal disease of the uterus and prevents ovarian and uterine cancers. Neutering your male pet eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
- It permits your pet to live a more natural life. Unspayed and unneutered pets can be subject to almost constant frustration because their mating habits have been changed by thousands of years of domestication. Pets that are spayed or neutered live a more natural existence, much like that of animals in the wild.
Contact your local veterinarian or spay/neuter clinic to have your pet spayed or neutered.