Protect your dog from serious health and behavioral problems later in life, plus help control the stray animal population.
Spaying your female dog or neutering your male dog helps prevent diseases, behavioral issues, and overpopulation.
Known as a pyometra, this is a potentially life-threatening condition that can be very expensive to treat. It is 100% preventable if your dog is spayed.
Mammary Tumors (breast cancer)
Over one-half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your dog beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.
This cancer, as well as prostatitis (an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate), can be greatly reduced with early neutering.
Unwanted behaviors such as dominance aggression, marking territory, and wandering can be avoided with spaying or neutering.
There are more puppies in shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized. Spaying or neutering can help reduce the number of animals in need of homes.
Spayed and neutered dogs live healthier and longer lives! Consider the benefits to your dog and the community, and ask your veterinarian when to spay or neuter your dog.