The Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

We recommend that everyone considers spaying
or neutering
their pet.  While the
procedure primarily prevents unwanted litters, it also offers several life-long
health benefits to pets.  Here are just a
few benefits that spaying or neutering can offer.
5 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet:
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  • Life Expectancy – Spaying your female pet before her first heat helps prevent
    uterine infections and breast cancer.
    Neutering also prevents testicular cancer in males if done before they
    reach six months old.
  • Heat – Female cats will go into heat 4-5 days every three weeks during
    breeding season.
      Spaying your cat will
    avoid many of the side effects associated with cats in heat, including yowling
    and urinating all over the house.
  • Safety – Neutering will keep your pet from roaming to find a mate and
    risking injury.
  • Behavior – Unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying
    strong-smelling urine around the house.
    This aggression can be avoided by early neutering.
  • Strays – Stay animals are a serious problem in many parts of the country.  Spaying and neutering your pet can help
    reduce the number of animals on the streets.
To learn more about the
benefits of spaying and neutering, visit the ASPCA
or contact one of our
offices in Brooklyn or on Long Island.  

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