Health & Behavioral Benefits

Have your pet spayed or neutered, and not only will you be helping to keep shelters from bursting at the seams with unwanted pets, you may also enjoy these bonus health and behavioral benefits in your pet:

In males:

  • Eliminates risk of testicular cancer
  • Lowers risk of prostate cancer
  • Less likely to "spray" or mark territory, especially in cats
  • Reduces aggressive, territorial behavior (such as fighting and biting)
  • Reduces tendency to roam in search of a mate

In females:

  • Lowers risk of mammary tumors (breast cancer) and uterine cancer, especially for pets spayed before their first heat cycle
  • Eliminates stressful, messy heat cycles, which also means no more roaming males prowling outside your home
  • Reduces tendency to roam in search of a mate
  • Reduces aggressive behavior, such as biting, in females trying to protect their litters
  • Less fighting and howling

As a result, spayed and neutered pets also tend to live longer, healthier lives!