Spaying or Neutering
We highly recommend spaying (surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus) of female pet and castration (surgical removal of the testicles) of male pet when they reach 6 months of age. For female dogs/cats, spaying greatly reduces the risk of uterine infections and breast cancer and eliminates unwanted pregnancies. For male dogs/cats, neutering eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and reduces the risk of prostate cancer and behavioral problems. Spaying or neutering does not cause a change in personality, guarding instincts, intelligence, playfulness, affection or weight. Spaying and neutering are major surgical procedures and as such require a pre-operative consultation with your veterinarian.