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Benefits of Spaying / Neutering
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Benefits of Spay (females) for dogs & cats:


  • No uncomfortable heat cycles.
  • Less desire to roam.
  • Reduced risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer, especially if spayed before the first heat cycle.
  • Eliminates unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies.
  • Increases the chance of a long, happy, healthy life for your pet!


Benefits of Neuter (males) for dogs & cats:


  • Reduces or eliminates annoying spraying and marking
  • Less desire to roam.
  • Since they are not battling for mates, they will be less likely to be injured in fights.
  • Reduces risk of testicular cancer and incidence of prostate disease.
  • Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites.
  • Eliminates unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies.
  • Increases the chance of a long, happy, healthy life for your pet!


Top 3 Reasons to Spay/Neuter:


  • Stops unwanted litters of kittens and puppies. It also helps reduce companion animal overpopulation; therefore, the number of dogs and cats surrendered to shelters or intentionally abandoned is dramatically reduced.
  • Sterilizing makes your cat or dog a better pet! Spay/neuter reduces the pet’s urge to roam. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average less than two years.
  • Spay/Neuter increases your pet’s chance of a longer and healthier life! Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1-to-3 years, felines, 3-to-5 years. Altered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometria, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.


Additional Benefits:


  • Makes your community a better place! Stray animals can easily become a public nuisance, soiling parks and streets, ruining shrubbery, frightening children and elderly people, creating noise and other disturbances, causing automobile accidents, and sometimes even killing livestock or other pets. -The American Veterinary Medical Association
  • The capture, impoundment and eventual destruction of unwanted animals costs taxpayers and private humanitarian agencies over a billion dollars each year. -The American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Trap-Neuter-Return humanely reduces feral cat overpopulation. -Alley Cat Allies


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