Spay / Neuter FAQs
Why Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?
Spaying and neutering your pet is currently the most effective birth control method for cats and dogs. By “fixing” your pet, you can help them live a happier, healthier and longer life while contributing to reducing the homeless pet population.
But Don’t Animal Shelters Take Care Of Surplus Animals?
No. Shelters do their best to place animals in loving homes. Despite efforts many healthy and adoptable animals in our community are still susceptible to an untimely death.
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My One Cat Or Dog Can’t Make That Much Of A Difference, Can It?
It’s true that you may find homes for your pet’s entire litter. But each home you find means one less home for homeless animals in shelters facing euthanasia due to lack of an available home. Furthermore, in less than one year’s time, each of your pet’s offspring may have his or her own litter, adding even more animals to the population. Then their offspring have offspring and so on and so on. By fixing your one pet you can help save hundreds, if not thousands, of lives.
So What Are The Benefits of Spaying?
Prevents Pregnancy: Eliminates the possibility of your pet having a litter and is the only effective method of birth control for cats and dogs. Prevents Your Pet From Going Into Heat: Heat is the term used to describe the season when female pets are sexually receptive. Not only does a heat happen twice yearly for dogs, and even more for cats, onset can happen as early as four months of age. Provides Behavioral Advantages: Addresses problems such as pregnancy due to an unwanted male visitors and undesirable behaviors such as constant yowling, crying and nervous pacing, as your pet will not be seeking a mate. Provides Health Benefits: Spaying your pet nearly eliminates breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and cancer. It Saves Lives, Time And Money: Dogs can have up to two litters per year while cats can have as many as five. Spaying can save pet’s lives while saving you time and money. One spay is more economical than taking care of several litters of kittens or puppies.