Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

In America, approximately 4 million dogs and 3.5 million cats enter shelters every year.

Every year, approximately 1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats are euthanized.

It is estimated that there are over 70 million stray cats and dogs in America.

These national estimates are from the ASPCA.

Your pet’s behavior will improve.

Your female pet won’t go into heat.

  • ​She won’t howl or yowl to attract attention.
  • She won’t urinate all over the house to mark her territory and attract males.
  • She won’t try to escape the house.
  • She will be calmer.

Your male pet will be better behaved.

  • ​Neutering eliminates unwanted sexual behavior.
  • He will be calmer.
  • Neutering decreases aggressive behavior, including barking and biting.
  • He won’t spray urine to mark his territory.

Your pet will live longer.

An extensive study conducted by Banfield found that spaying or neutering will increase your pet’s lifespan.

Neutered male cats live 62% longer than un-neutered males. Spayed female cats live 39% longer than un-spayed females.

Neutered male dogs live 18% longer than un-neutered males. Spayed female dogs live 23% longer than un-spayed females.

You will save money and your pet will be healthier.

Spaying or neutering your pet saves a lot of money on vet care by preventing serious health problems.

Preventative medicine is the best medicine! Spaying or neutering will prevent a multitude of diseases, therefore it will prevent vet bills.

Spaying and neutering prevents health problems.

Spaying will prevent your female pet from developing:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Uterine infections
  • Uterine torsion and prolapsed uterus
  • False pregnancies
  • Difficult pregnancies
  • Cystic endometrial hyperplasia
  • Chronic endometritis
  • Cystic ovaries and hyperestrogenism

Neutering will prevent your male pet from developing testicular cancer and other testicular disorders.