Spaying and Neutering

By | September 1, 2013

Some people are squeamish about altering their dogs. Some feel that it would change their dogs. Some are sensitive about doing something to their dog that they wouldn’t do to themselves. And some people can’t afford it.

Spaying and Neutering

Health benefits

Females who have been spayed before their first heat are less likely to develop mammary or

ovarian cancer.

Males who have been neutered will not develop testicular cancer and are less likely to develop

prostate cancer or have benign tumors on their rectum.

Behavioural  advantages

It is a myth that dogs who have been altered will become calmer and better behaved. That will only come with training and lifestyle changes. However, spaying and neutering will solve those problems related to the sex drive. Both male and female dogs will be less likely to escape and roam for purposes of procreation. Neutering male dogs can cut down on male -on- male aggression, as an intact male will not recognize an altered dog as another male, thus will not feel threatened by him.

The number one reason to spay or neuter

Every minute in the United States 6 dogs or a cats are

euthanized in shelters. Breeding your dog will only add to those statistics.

If you can’t afford the surgery, some vets or shelters are willing to help defray the costs, there are also organizations that can help. Ask your local vet or shelter what organizations are in your area.