Spaying & Neutering
- Spayed and neutered pets are less likely to try to escape and roam. This reduces their risk of getting into fights with other animals or experience traumatic injuries, such as being hit by a car.
- One great reason to spay or neuter pets is to avoid adding to pet overpopulation. Of the 6-8 million pets entering shelters each year, one-half are euthanized, many of which are young and healthy.
- Spaying female dogs significantly lowers the risk of developing breast cancer or uterine disease. It is recommended this be done before the first “heat” cycle, usually around six months of age.