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Benefits of Spay / Neuter
  • Benefits of Spaying (females):
    • No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted
    • Less desire to roam
    • Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle
    • Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
    • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives
  • Benefits of Neutering (males):
    • Reduces or eliminates risk of spraying and marking
    • Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents
    • Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases incidence of prostate disease
    • Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
    • Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites
    • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

  • Top 3 Reasons to Spay and Neuter
    • GA shelters are overwhelmed by the number of cats and dogs turned in to them on a daily basis.  This results in the killing of over 150,000 dogs and cats in GA shelters every year.  The best solution to this problem is to reduce the number of dogs and cats born each year and Planned PEThood believes affordable, accessible spay/neuter is the best way to reach that goal.
    • Sterilization of your cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and healthier life. Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1 to 3 years, felines, 3 to 5 years. Altered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometra, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.
    • Sterilizing your cat/dog makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average less than two years. Feline Immunodeficiency Syndrome is spread by bites and intact cats fight a great deal more than altered cats.

    Information source:  http://www.spayusa.org/main_directory/02-facts_and_education/benefits_sn.asp

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