The "What" & "Why" of Pet Spay & Neuter
What is Spay/Neuter?
- Neutering is a general term used to describe the castration of a male animal. Spaying is a general term used to describe the ovariohysterectomy of a female animal (removal of the ovaries and the uterus). However, neutering is often used in reference to both genders. The surgical procedure, performed by a veterinarian, renders the animal incapable of reproducing.
Why Should I?
- Sterilizing your pet is good for their health, good for you and good for your community.
- Studies show that most litters of puppies and kittens are unintentional. While they may be cute, they are also a lot of work and expense to raise and place in homes.
- Most municipalities offer a significant discount on your required annual pet license if your animal is sterilized. Over the lifetime of your pet this can more than pay for the cost of surgery.
- Research shows that sexually intact dogs are 2.6 times more likely to bite people than sterilized dogs.