Here are just a few reasons for spaying and neutering your pet.
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The Humane Society.
Why Spay or Neuter?
Peace of Mind
Neutered male cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. A neutered dog protects his home and family just as well as an unneutered dog, and many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.
A spayed or neutered animal can live a longer, healthier life. Neutering a male cat or dog by six months of ages helps prevent testicular cancer, prostate disease, and hernias. Spaying a female cat or dog helps prevent pyometra (a pus-filled uterus) and breast cancer; having this done before the first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
The sooner you spay your female, the better her health will be in the future. As long as a kitten or puppy weighs more than two pounds (usually 10-12 weeks old), he or she can be neutered or spayed. A female spayed before sexual maturity (6-9 months of age) has one-seventh the risk of an intact female of developing mammary cancer.