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Why Spay?  

There are many medical and behavioral benefits in having your female dog or cat spayed.

CONVENIENCE TO OWNER

  • Eliminate estrous or “heat” cycles; no bloody discharge
  • Eliminates the scent that attracts annoying males.
  • No need to confine her to one area while in heat.
  • Eliminates the frantic pacing and crying while in heat. (cats are especially vocal at this time)
  • Reduced dog license fees will offset the cost of the procedure.

BETTER HEALTH FOR YOUR PET

  • Problems and potential risks involved with pregnancy and birth are eliminated.
  • Chance of uterine infection common in older animals is eliminated.
  • Decreases the possibility of mammary tumors.

DECREASES PET OVERPOPULATION

  • By bringing more unwanted puppies and kittens into the world.
  • Rids you of worry of what to do with unplanned litters.

ELIMINATES SEXUAL FRUSTRATION

  • Decreases your pet’s desire to roam in search of a mate
  • Lets your pet relax and enjoy being part of the family.

MYTH:  Spaying my pet will make her fat and lazy.

FACT: Spaying you pet will not make her fat or lazy. Too much food and not enough exercise are the main causes of obesity.

MYTH: It's better to have one litter before spaying a female pet.

FACT: Medical evidence shows that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier.

MYTH: It's expensive to have my pet spayed or neutered.

FACT: Many low-cost options exist for spay/neuter services. Most regions of the U.S. have at least one spay/neuter clinic within driving distance that charge $100 or less for the procedure, and many veterinary clinics provide discounts through subsidized voucher programs. Low-cost spay/neuter is more and more widely available all the time.

Why Neuter?

There are many medical and behavioral benefits to having your male dog or cat neutered.

CONVENIENCE TO OWNER

  • Usually stops tomcats from “spraying” foul smelling urine in the house.
  • Reducing the annoying and embarrassing urge of male dogs to “mount” people’s legs.
  • Reduces aggression towards other animals. Decreases fights thus saving you expensive veterinary bills and aggravation.

BETTER HEALTH FOR YOUR PET

  • Eliminates the urge to seek out a female and reduces the risks involved with free roaming animals such as car accidents.
  • Eliminates the risk of testicular tumors and prostate cancer.

DECREASES PET OVERPOPULATION

  • If one male is running loose for just a few hours can impregnate many females, adding to the serious problem of unwanted puppies and kittens.

ELIMINATES SEXUAL FRUSTRATION

  • A male, sensing a female in heat nearby can break down doors and jump fences in his desire to mate.
  • Let’s your pet relax and enjoy being part of the family.

MYTH: I want my dog to be protective.

FACT:  It is a dog's natural instinct to protect home and family. A dog's personality is formed more by genetics and environment than by sex hormones.

MYTH: I don't want my male dog or cat to feel like less of a male.

FACT: Pets don't have any concept of sexual identity or ego. Neutering will not change a pet's basic personality. He doesn't suffer any kind of emotional reaction or identity crisis when neutered.

MYTH: My pet will get fat and lazy.

FACT: The truth is that most pets get fat and lazy because their owners feed them too much and don't give them enough exercise.

MYTH: It's expensive to have my pet spayed or neutered.

FACT: Many low-cost options exist for spay/neuter services. Most regions of the U.S. have at least one spay/neuter clinic within driving distance that charge $100 or less for the procedure, and many veterinary clinics provide discounts through subsidized voucher programs. 

 

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