Having your dog spayed or neutered is a major factor in controlling the overpopulation of dogs. This means fewer dogs ending up in shelters waiting for homes. It is also a crucial factor in the overall health and behaviour of your canine friend.
What does neutering/spaying a dog do?
Spaying or Neutering your dog removes their reproductive organs so they cannot reproduce. It can affect their behaviour by reducing the number of hormones in their system. Also, it can lessen their risk of certain illnesses.
Why is it important to neuter/spaying my dog?
Spaying and Neutering your dog is important for many reasons. Controlling pet overpopulation, lessening risks of certain diseases and helping your dog’s behaviour. Also, a lot of doggy daycares or boarding facilities will not take in dogs who are unaltered due to the risk of them accidentally reproducing. This removes opportunities for socialization and plays time that dogs need.
How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?
The age at which to spay and neuter depends on breed, lifestyle and health concerns. Best to speak with your veterinarian to choose the plan best suited for your pet.