What are the Benefits of Spaying or Neutering my Pet?
~ A spayed or neutered pet lives approximately thirty percent longer than a non-neutered pet.
~ Neutering reduces roaming, fighting, and the resultant potential for trauma associated with these activities.
~ Neutering reduces the likelihood of prostate cancer and disease, as well as tumors of the rectal and perineal (anal) area.
~ Spaying reduces the incidence of mammary cancer, and to reduce the behavioral frustration of the heat cycle in captivity.
~ Cats are in heat nearly all the time until they become pregnant. Spaying the cat would eliminate this frustration.
When do you recommend having my pet Spayed or Neutered?
~ Spaying or Neutering is recommended in all pets not to be used for breeding purposes around 6 months of age.
~ Is recommended in all pets with hereditary disorders and in cryptorchid (retained testicle) pets.
What is Spaying or Neutering?
~ “Spaying” and “Neutering” are the common terms used for the surgical sterilization of a pet.
~ Neutering – or altering – is also used to describe both procedures.
~ The technical terms for the two operations are “ovariohysterectomy” for the female and “castration” for the male.
~ A spay is defined as the surgical removal of the ovaries and the reproductive tract (uterus) in a female animal.
~ The neuter is performed via a pre-scrotal incision, and the testicles are removed entirely from the scrotal sac.