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Benefits of Spay & Neuter Procedures

1385266_607889052583856_603353719_nThe Benefits of Spaying (female)

Prevents Pet from Going Into Heat: In addition to giving off a scent which will attract males from miles around, many females also display undesirable behaviors such as loud and persistent crying and rubbing and rolling on the floor when in heat.

Reduces Desire to Roam: When in heat, females experience an urge to escape to find a mate. This unwanted and dangerous behavior is eliminated when spayed.

Improves Chances for a Long, Healthy Life: Spaying reduces your pet’s risk of developing uterine and ovarian cancer, as well as a potentially life-threatening uterine infection known as pyometra. Spaying also reduces your pet’s risk of developing breast cancer. Dogs and cats spayed before their first heat cycle have less than a one percent chance of developing breast cancer.

DSCN2559The Benefits of Neutering (males)

Reduces Undesirable Sexual Behavior: Attraction to females, roaming and mounting can be reduced or eliminated by castration.

Reduces Urine Marking or Spraying: A common behavior problem in dogs and cats is urine marking or spraying; typically on walls or other vertical household objects. Neutering significantly reduces marking in roughly 80 percent of dogs and cats.

Reduces/Prevents Aggression: Neutering a male dog can reduce territorial aggression and aggression toward in-tact males by eliminating the urge to attract and compete for a mate. Neutering will prevent reproduction and passing on of genetic traits that can cause aggression. Neutering may also reduce or eliminate aggression toward other dogs or cats in the house, people in the family and toward unfamiliar animals and people.

Improves Chances for a Long, Healthy Life: Neutering eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and greatly reduces the chance of prostate disease, two common and serious problems. It can also reduce the risk of perianal tumors (surrounding the anus) and perianal hernias.

1240509_588196607886434_229182781_nOther Benefits of Spaying & Neutering

Population Control: Millions of dogs and cats are euthanized annually at animal shelters across the U.S. and Canada. Neutering males is as important as spaying females when it comes to population control.

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