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Your pet will be ready to be spayed or neutered between 5 and 6 months of age. There are many benefits to spaying/neutering. The first is that you can ensure that your pet will not be contributing to the pet overpopulation. According to the ASPCA, there are between 5-7 million dogs and cats entering humane and rescue shelters each year. Up to half of them are euthanized.

Other benefits include:

  • Reduced roaming behavior
  • Reduced territorial marking
  • Reduced aggression
  • Eliminates the risk of testicular cancer
  • Eliminates the risk if pyometra
  • Significantly reduces the risk of mammary tumors if done before the age of 2 years.
  • Eliminates the risk for uterine and ovarian cancer
  • Reduces the risk for cervical cancer.

Biggest benefit: inability to breed

Myth

Fact

 It is better to have at least one litter before spaying your female dog  Medical evidence shows that female dogs spayed before their first heat cycle are healthier than those that are not.
 "I want my dog to be protective"  It is in the natural instincts and genetic make-up of dogs to protect their family. It is not in their sex hormones.
 They will get fat and lazy  The culprit for a pet getting fat and lazy is being fed too much and not get enough exercise.
 Too expensive  Spay/neuter cost is relatively low compared to the cost of caring for multiple puppies and kittens for 8 weeks.