How Spay/Neuter Benefits You, Your Pet, and Your Community
How Is It Good For You?
Spayed and neutered pets tend to be calmer and more affectionate companions.
Spaying your dog or cat gets rid of her heat cycle, which means it also gets rid of the bleeding, nervous behaviors, and crying that comes with it.
Dogs not spayed or neutered are more prone to urine-marking, barking, roaming, and mounting behaviors.
Cats have an extremely strong instinctual urge to spray if not spayed or neutered.
How Is It Good for Your Pet?
Spaying/neutering helps your pet live a longer, healthier life.
Spaying prevents ovarian cancer, uterine infections, and breast tumors, which are cancerous in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats.
Neutering prevents testicular cancer and most prostate problems.
The average lifespan of spayed dogs is 23% longer than those not spayed, and neutered dogs live 18% longer than those not neutered.
For cats, neutered males live 62% longer, and spayed females live 39% longer.
How Is It Good for the Community?
Spaying/neutering controls the pet population in the community, and in your household.
Did you know that dogs and cats don’t go through menopause like humans do? They remain fertile and can reproduce throughout their lives.
Dogs can have three litters of puppies every year, with an average of six puppies per litter. That’s 18 puppies a year, and 216 puppies in a lifetime for an unspayed dog.
Cats can have five litters of kittens every year, with an average of four kittens per litter. That’s 20 kittens a year, and 300 kittens in a lifetime for an unspayed cat.
There is no limit to how many litters an un-neutered male dog or cat can produce.
Pet Community Center offers affordable spay/neuter surgeries so that every pet has the opportunity to live their happiest and healthiest life. You can view spay/neuter pricing and book an appointment for your pet at petcommunitycenter.org/spay-and-neuter.