Spaying/neutering benefits pets in a number of ways.
- Spaying prevents uterine infections and breast cancer in female dogs and cats; neutering prevents testicular cancer in male dogs and cats.
- Neutered dogs and cats are less aggressive; studies show that most dog bites involve dogs that have not been altered.
- The cost of paying for spay/neuter surgery is far less than the cost of caring for a litter of puppies or kittens.
Spay/neuter remains the most effective method to reduce cats and dogs entering local shelters and euthanasia.