As responsible animal lovers we highly recommend that you have your pets spayed or neutered as a permanent means of preventing unwanted pregnancies. There are also many added benefits to these procedures.
Spaying is the surgical removal of the female reproductive organs. This operation is indicated to avoid heat (estrus) cycles, prevent pregnancy, remove diseased or cancerous female reproductive organs and markedly decrease the risk of acquired diseases of the female reproductive system. The spay operation essentially removes the possibility of a severe infection of the uterus (pyometra). There is also evidence that spaying a pet at an early age markedly reduces the future risk of developing mammary (breast) cancer.
Neutering is the surgical removal of the male reproductive organs. This operation is indicated to prevent pregnancy, remove diseased or cancerous testicles, reduce male behavior such as urine marking, territorial aggression and roaming, and markedly decrease the risk of acquired diseases of the male reproductive system. The neuter operation essentially removes the possibility of testicular cancer and reduces the risk of prostatic enlargement.