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.

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