Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Spaying or neutering your pet provides health benefits to the pet as well as the community. This procedure can also be very cost-effective for you. Here at Casillas Veterinary Hospital, we recommend spaying or neutering all pets between the ages of five and six months.
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Improved Pet Health
Both male and female pets live healthier lives once they are sterilized. When female pets are spayed before their first heat, they are less likely to develop breast cancer or get severe uterine infections. Neutered male pets have a reduced risk of getting testicular cancer. Both males and females will be less apt to roam in order to find a mate, which helps prevent car accidents and fights with other animals.
Cost Effective When Compared to Raising a Litter
Spaying and neutering are very affordable procedures. Here at Casillas Veterinary Hospitals, we charge between $120 and $150 to spay female dogs and between $105 and $125 to neuter male dogs. Sterilizing your cat costs between $100 and $110. This is far less time consuming and costly than raising a litter of kittens or puppies and trying to find them good homes once they are weaned.
Reduce Pet Homelessness
Each year millions of pets are surrendered to shelters and rescues. Unless those pets are surrendered to a no-kill shelter or rescue, they are typically euthanized after a few days in order to make room for more unwanted pets. By spaying or neutering your pet, you are helping to reduce shelter overpopulation, pet homelessness and the need to euthanize unwanted pets.
Pets that are turned loose on the streets become a community nuisance. They have the ability to kill small animals, destroy plant life and defecate and urinate in parks, on private property and in streets. Stray pets might scare children and can cause car accidents while wandering the streets. These animals can also create a health hazard if they are infected with rabies.
What benefits have you noticed from spaying or neutering your pet?