Why spay and neuter?
There are many medical and behavioral benefits to having your dog or cat spayed/neutered:
1. EASIER FOR YOU
• Usually stops tomcats from “spraying” foul smelling urine.
• Reduces the annoying and embarrassing urge of male dogs to “mount” people’s legs.
• Reduced dog license fees will quickly cover the cost of the operation.
• Eliminates the frantic pacing and crying while in heat.
2. HEALTHIER FOR YOUR PET
• Eliminates the problems and risks of pregnancy and birth.
• Without the urge to seek out females your pet runs fewer risks associated with free roaming animals. (Hit by cars, fighting etc.)
• Reduces the risk of prostate problems and testicular tumors in males later in life.
• Reduces the possibility of mammary tumors, breast and uterine cancer in females.
3. REDUCES THE OVERPOPULATION PROBLEM
• One male running loose for just a few hours can impregnate many females, adding to the serious problem of unwanted puppies and kittens.
• Rids you of the worry of what to do with the unplanned litters of puppies and kittens.
4. ELIMINATES SEXUAL FRUSTRATION
• A frustrated male can break down doors and jump fences in his desire to mate.
• A spayed or neutered pet is a more relaxed and loyal member of your family.
• Neutering will take away the “guard dog” instincts. NOT TRUE
Neutering a dog does not reduce his ability as a guard dog. He will still be as protective of his territory as he was before the surgery.
• Neutering will make him fat. NOT TRUE
Neutering does not make your pet fat or lazy. Too much food and not enough exercise Is the main cause of obesity.
• Neutering will hurt him. NOT TRUE
Neutering is a safe and relatively painless operation done by a licensed veterinarian. Your pet will appreciate the freedom from sexual frustration.
• She should have one litter first. NOT TRUE
It is actually healthier for her NOT to have a litter or heat period before being spayed.
• I will find homes for my puppies or kittens.NOT TRUE
You may be able to place your puppies or kittens, but are they all “good” homes?
Remember, each time you place one from your litter, somewhere else an animal is being killed because there was no home for him.