5 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

5 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet


One of the most important decisions taken by any pet owner is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. 

Spaying(removing) the ovaries and uterus of a female pet is a veterinary procedure that requires minimal hospitalization and offers lifelong health benefits. Neutering-removing the testicles of your male dog or cat will vastly improve your pet’s behavior and keep him close to home.

Here are 5 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet:

  1. Your female pet will live a longer and a healthier life.:

    Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.

  2. Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.

    Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer.

  3. Your spayed female won't go into heat.

    While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they'll yowl and urinate more frequently-sometimes all over the house!

  4. Your male dog won't want to roam away from home.

    An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he's free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males.

  5. Your neutered male will be much better behaved.

    Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.

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Dr. Satish Yadav

(Director) Pet Care Hospital, graduated from Rajasthan University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences (RAJUVAS) in 2011, has over 6 years of experience as a Veterinary Practitioner. He is also a Consultant Veterinarian at South Asian University.

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  • Kayla

    I didn’t know that spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer in cats and dogs. My sister and I have dogs. My dad suggested having them spayed and shared this article with us. It says that neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families.

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