Spaying or neutering your pet is a complex topic, and is an important area for discussion with our staff. This procedure offers a number of benefits, some of which are highlighted below:
Spaying a female: Reduces the risk of mammary cancers, and eliminates the risk of uterine infection which is a common problem and can be life threatening. Spaying also decreases behavioral issues, prevents pregnancy and pet overpopulation.
Neutering a male: Improves prostate health and reduces behavioral issues such as marking, aggression, and roaming in search of females.
Proper timing for when a pet should be spayed or neutered is an important consideration. The decision of when to perform the procedure depends on a variety of factors including gender, breed size, certain behaviors, and owner preferences.