Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures to remove a pet's reproductive organs. This common operation has many benefits, including a reduced risk of certain cancers, better overall health, and improved temperament.
We recommend spaying/neutering your pet between 6 months and 2 years of age. You should discuss with your veterinarian about what is appropriate for your pet.
Spaying your female puppy or kitten will critically reduce the chances she will develop mammary cancer as an adult, and will prevent her from getting uterine infections and uterine cancer. Neutering your male kitten will help reduce the risk of spraying and marking behaviors, and neutering your puppy will eliminate problems of prostatitis and testicular cancers seen in adults, in addition to preventing certain undesirable sexual behaviors.
In addition to the extended list of health benefits, spaying or neutering your pet will contribute to the immense, growing problem of pet overpopulation - it is the most responsible choice you can make as an owner!