Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
Convenience to Owner
- Usually stops tomcats from spraying foul-smelling urine in the house.
- Reduces the annoying and embarrassing urge of male dogs to mount children’s and adult’s legs.
- Reduced dog license fees each year will quickly cover the cost of the operation.
- Reduces aggression against other animals. It decreases fights, thus saving you expensive veterinary bills and aggravation.
Better Health For Your Pet
- Eliminates your pet’s desire to seek out a female and reduces the risks involved with a free-roaming animal (car accidents, etc.)
- Reduces the risk of prostate problems and testicular tumors later in life.
Helps Decrease Overpopulation Problem
- One male running loose for just a few hours can impregnate many females adding to the serious problem of unwanted puppies or kittens.
Eliminates Sexual Frustration
- Lets your pet relax and enjoy being a part of the family.
- A male sensing a female in heat is nearby can break down doors and jump fences in his desire to mate.
The Myths of Spaying and Neutering
Myth: Neutering will take away the “guard dog” instincts.
Not true: Neutering a dog does not reduce its ability as a guard dog or watch dog. He will still be as protective of his territory as he was before the surgery.
Myth: Neutering makes pets fat.
Not true: Neutering your pet will not make her fat and lazy. Too much food and not enough exercise is the main cause of obesity.
Myth: Neutering will hurt my pet.
Not true: Neutering is a safe and relatively painless operation done by a licensed veterinarian. Your pet will appreciate the freedom from sexual frustration.