Neuter or spay your animal preferable between 6 and 7 months.  In female animals, it should happen before the onset of their first heat cycle and in male animals, before sexual maturity, which is between 6  and 9 months of age.

Benefits of spaying (female animals):

  • avoid messy symptoms of heat cycle
  • avoid unwanted male animal attention
  • reduced risk of ovarian or uterine cancer
  • reduced risk of developing mammary cancer
  • avoid Pyometra infection of the uterus
  • avoid injury, stress and disease related to reproducing

Benefits of neutering (male animals):

  • avoid urine marking
  • avoid inappropriate mounting
  • avoid testosterone associated aggression
  • avoid testosterone associated roaming habits
  • eliminates the risk of testicular cancer
  • avoid enlarged or infected prostate
  • reduced risk of incontinence in older animals
  • reduced risk of prostrate cancer

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