It is not uncommon for you to see a stray dog or cat roaming across a backyard or scampering along a sidewalk without a home to return to. In this nation alone there are millions of owner-less animals in shelters or those who are less lucky, wandering on the streets alone. There are not enough people willing to adopt these animals, which unfortunately causes for them to be euthanized within these animal facilities.
Not only does neutering and spaying help with population control of animals, but they are actually life saving procedures that can improve the health of all cats and dogs. Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland, and greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors. Essentially allowing your pets to be spayed or neutered will enable them to fulfill a long, healthy life.
Spaying in both cats and dogs is a complete ovarian hysterectomy. Allowing for your female pet to undergo this operation will allow her to live a longer, 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.
Neutering refers to the castration of the male reproductive organs (the testicles). This procedure provides major health benefits for your male. In addition to preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and prevents prostate problems.
Your neutered male will also be 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 urinating inside the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering. Your male dog won't want to roam away from home either. 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.