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Facts about Spaying and Neutering

Why shouldn't my pet have just one litter?
While it may seem harmless, letting your Boston have one--or even two--litters can cause big problems. Even if you find homes for all (or most) of the puppies, what about their puppies? In less than a year, all those puppies will be grown dogs and able to have litters of their own.

Altering: It's Good for Your Pet Neutered pets tend to live longer than unneutered pets.

Neutered pets have no chance or drastically reduced chances of suffering from a great many health problems. These health problems can be costly and difficult to treat.

Spayed females do not suffer from uterine or ovarian cancer and are highly unlikely to suffer from breast cancer, especially if spayed before her first estrus (or heat) cycle.

In male animals, neutering drastically reduces the chances of prostate difficulties (including cancer).

Altering: It's Good for You:

Neutered pets are more loving and better tempered pets.

Neutered dogs are less likely to mark their territory.

A spayed female doesn't have estrus (or heat cycles). The estrus cycle happens about twice a year for dogs. It can last for 12 or more days and often results in a distracted, nervous female--who may cry or howl--and numerous unwanted male visitors.

Neutered dogs are less likely to bite. While neutering isn't a cure-all for all behavior problems, in combination with training it can mean drastic changes in a pet's behavior--almost always for the better.

Male dogs who are neutered are much less likely to run away or get into fights.

Altering: It's Good for the Community

Animal control agencies in nearly every community cost the taxpayers (us) millions of dollars every year. They do a good job but it's just not enough. With many millions of homeless animals, we are seeing an annual rise in dog bites and attacks, torn open garbage containers, feces in public and private areas, and angry, frightened citizens who do not understand the misery of these unwanted pets. Additionally, homeless animals disturb the ecological balance by scaring away or killing birds and wildlife.

If youd like to see whats involved in the Operation Check the graphic Links below they show the complete operation.

Spay Slides| Neuter Slides


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