If you care about your pet’s happiness, spaying or neutering is one of the kindest things you can do for them. See below for many of the reasons why.
In females, spaying helps prevent uterine, ovarian, and breast cancer which is fatal in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats.
Because they are healthier, spayed and neutered pets have a significantly longer average lifespan. Also, neutered pets are also less likely to roam or fight, lengthening their lifespan.
This means you don’t have to deal with blood staining, yowling, and the more frequent urination – which can be all over your house! Female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season.
A fixed male is less likely to want to fight with other pets, even females, who may not appreciate his annoying ongoing advances.
When a female pet goes into heat, the hormones can make her behavior become erratic. A usually friendly pet who goes into heat can suddenly become aggressive with both people and other pets in the home.
This true is for both dogs and cats, and especially for males. Also male dogs will be much less likely to ‘hump’ other dogs… or people’s legs or your couch cushions.
You may say your pet will never get out or run away, but that’s what almost every pet owner thinks – accidents happen.