Advantages of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

There is a terrible pet overpopulation problem in the United States. Every year an average of 4 to 5 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year just because they are homeless. Many species of pets can be neutered -; not just dogs and cats. These species include rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets. Besides preventing pet overpopulation, reminds you there are other benefits to spaying or neutering your pet.

Less Chance of Injury
Animals looking for mates have a powerful motivation to escape from home and go searching. During these wanderings they may get into fights other animals, get chased or tormented by children or get hit by vehicles. Neutered animals lose that motivation to wander from home.

Less Chance of Developing Some Types of Cancers
Breast cancer, testicular cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancers are common cancers for pets. With the removal of testicles or ovaries, the chances of developing cancer in those organs are also removed. Female dogs benefit in particular from spaying if they are spayed before their first heat. This greatly reduces their chance of ever developing breast cancer or non-cancerous tumors in the breasts.

Less Money Spent Overall
Spaying your female pet is a serious although routine operation for Animal Hospitals in Johns Creek and elsewhere. However, it costs less to spay a pet than have her go through pregnancy and have her litter or single offspring. Caring for baby pets is far more expensive than getting your female pet spayed. You also do not have to try to find homes for the babies or place any potentially expensive advertisements to try and find homes.

Less Behavior Problems
Every day, pets are surrendered to shelters for behavioral problems which often can be improved by spaying or neutering. Male cats spray foul-smelling urine everywhere on their property. This behavior often stops when they are neutered. Female cats yowl for days when in the season. Dogs are more aggressive to people and especially to other dogs before they are neutered. Getting neutered at Animal Hospitals in Johns Creek or elsewhere is not a miracle cure for these annoying behavior problems, but they often calm the pet down, so they pay more attention to their owners and to training. Visit for more information.