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Benefits of Spaying (females)
  • No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted
  • Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in auto accident
  • Reduce or eliminate risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer, especially if done before the first heat cycle
  • Reduces number of unwanted dogs/puppies
  • Helps dogs 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 dogs/puppies
  • Decreases aggressive behavior, including biting
  • Helps dogs live longer, healthier lives

Adapted from article on www.spayusa.org

 

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