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Spay/Neuter

 

 

Catalina Animal Hospital Spay and Neuter

 

 

Spay/Neuter - Benefits for You and Your Pet

 

Your companion will live a longer, healthier life and you will experience fewer headaches if you get him or her spayed or neutered.

Spaying and neutering reduces or eliminates:

  • The odds of breast cancer and dangerous uterine infections in females and prostate problems and testicular cancer in males.
  • Frustration in resisting the natural urge to mate. Your companion will be less distracted, more easily trained, and a more contented member of your family.
  • The animal's need to roam in search of a mate, decreasing the chances that your pet will become lost, get into fights with other animals or be hit by a car.
  • Messy heat cycles in females and attracting unwanted males.
  • The tendency to bite. However, your pet will still be protective of his home and family even after being altered. Aggression is different from protectiveness.
  • Spraying, wailing, marking territory, or making inappropriate sexual approaches toward people or objects.
  • The extra expense for food or veterinary care in the event of an unexpected litter of puppies or kittens.

 

Spay/Neuter - Benefits for Your Community

 

Spaying and neutering helps reduce the number of strays and unwanted animals in a community.

  • Stray animals get into garbage cans, scare people, cause car accidents, and damage property.
  • Irresponsible or accidental breeding contributes to dog attacks and bites.
  • Some stray animals kill or injure wildlife.
  • Communities spend millions of tax dollars every year to provide care for unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals.