WHAT IS A SPAY AND NEUTER?
Spaying or neutering refers to the surgical procedure to render a cat or dog unable to reproduce. Spaying or neutering your pet is a very safe procedure. Fixing, sterilizing, or altering your pet are other terms used for spaying or neutering.
What is the difference between a spay and neuter?
Spaying is the term used for female animals. It is the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus.Neutering is the term used for male animals. It is the surgical removal of the testicles.
The benefits of Spaying and Neutering your Pet:
- Spaying or neutering your pet can decrease the risk of diseases that are expensive to treat.
- Pets that are spayed or neutered have up to an 85% lower risk of certain types of cancers and other serious health complications.
- Animals that are fixed make better companions because they are not motivated to wander in search of a mate.
- Altered animals are significantly less likely to mark or spray urine.
- Having your pet spayed eliminates the heat cycle.
- Animals that have been spayed or neutered are less likely to bite, roam or get into fights.
GOOD FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
- A compassionate society knows there is a better way to solve overpopulation than needlessly euthanizing unwanted animals.
- Communities spend millions of dollars to control unwanted companion animals. Spaying and neutering helps reduce the number of strays and unwanted animals in our community.
- Spaying or neutering reduces an animal’s desire to roam, resulting in fewer traffic accidents and neighborhood complaints of nuisance animals.
- Stray animals pose real problems in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause vehicular accidents, damage the local fauna, and scare children.