Downtown Animal Care Center offers affordable spay and neuter for dogs, cats and rabbits.
Spaying and neutering refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal. In other words, spaying and neutering ensure that your pet cannot reproduce. Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision for pet owners. As animal lovers who value our pets, it is important to understand the impact of this decision.
Male dogs are usually better pets if they are neutered. They may have less desire to roam, to mark territory (including furniture), and, if neutered before sexual maturity, they may be less likely to exert dominance over family members. They may also be healthier pets; no testicles means no testicular cancer.
Females also tend to be better pets if they do not experience a heat every six to nine months. Heat cycles bring hormonal changes that can lead to personality changes, and females in heat must be confined to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Repeated heat cycles may subject the reproductive systems of female pets to uterine and mammary cancers as these animals age. Some females experience false pregnancies that can be a bother to deal with and uterine infections that can be fatal.