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Advantages of Spaying/Neutering your Pet

Spaying your female pets and neutering your male pets has many advantages for both long term health and for behavior. The main advantage of spaying/neutering is fewer unwanted pets. Unplanned litters are the biggest cause of pet overpopulation and euthanasia. Altering your pet will also help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Additional benefits include:

Benefits of Spaying

  • No heat cycles, so no intact males hanging around
  • No blood spotting in the house
  • Less desire to roam
  • Decreased risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle

Benefits of Neutering

  • Reduced or eliminated risk of spraying and marking
  • Less desire to roam, so less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents
  • No risk of testicular cancer, and decreased risk of prostate disease
  • Reduced aggressive behavior, including dog fights or biting

Helping Strays will have events set up periodically for reduced cost spay and neuter clinics. If you would like to help sponsor one of these clinics, please donate now.

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