Spaying or neutering your pets prevents accidental litters and reduces unwanted behaviors, like roaming and marking territories.
It also provides many benefits for your pets, according to the SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center, including:
– Increased life expectancy: Spaying pets early increases their life expectancy by 12-18 months. It also decreases male dogs’ urge to roam, which puts them at risk of traffic injury or fights with other dogs.
– Decreased likelihood of developing cancer: Spaying eliminates ovarian cancer risk and neutering eliminates testicular cancer risk.
– Cost savings: Spaying and neutering is much less expensive than caring for an unplanned litter.
– Chelsea Sykes, DVM, SPCA Tampa Bay