Why should dogs be neutered and spayed?

To neuter or spay your dog is the best decision for the safety of your pet. Many dogs are homeless and your female dog could accidentally be impregnated or be attacked by a wandering male dog that has not been neutered. Unneutered male dogs are more aggressive than those that have been neutered. Wandering female dogs often have litters that become either wild or uncared for and are usually not vaccinated and can spread rabies. Here are some reasons why you should spay or neuter your dog.

  • It has been proven by various studies that spayed and neutered pets live longer than those that are not spayed or neutered.
  • Spaying and neutering a dog can lessen the risks of different types of cancers. Female dogs that are not spayed have a greater chance of uterine cancer and reproductive system cancers. The chances of testicular cancer in male dogs can also be decreased by neutering.
  • Some dogs show aggression towards other dogs and can even attack adults and children. Spaying and neutering decreases bad behavior and can make a dog easier to train.
  •  Spaying and neutering can also decrease the cost of keeping your pet. Most municipalities and cities require dogs to be licensed and the license fee is less for neutered and spayed dogs.