Spay And Neuter Information
Altering your pet can be one of the most important things you do for the health of your pet and to reduce the number of unwanted animals in shelters.
Spaying or neutering your pet means surgically removing some of the animal’s organs so he or she may not reproduce. This operation is done by a veterinarian.
- This operation can be called “spay” for females; “neuter,” “fix” or “alter” for either sex.
- Check with your veterinarian to determine the best time to alter your pet.
- Altering your pet may prolong its life. The risk of certain cancers is lowered in animals that are surgically fixed.
- By eliminating the female heat cycle you avoid the need to separate males and females during that time.
- Neutered males will often be less aggressive, less willing to fight or bite, and have less of a tendency to spray or roam.
- Your altered pet will be more likely to focus on you and your home, and be less likely to wander away looking for a mate.