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