Spaying and neutering has many benefits, including helping reduce the population of animals in need, reducing unwanted / unplanned litters, health benefits, and more. Keep reading to learn why you should spay or neuter your pets today!

Getting your pets spayed or neutered (also know as getting your pet “fixed”) can reduce unwanted behaviors, such as spraying and marking, roaming, wandering off, and attention and focus. Reproductive hormones can be quite powerful and override even the best train pet’s regular behavior!

Spaying and neutering can reduce the risk of some types of cancers, as well as urinary tract issues. Yes, it is true. Because spaying and neutering affects the reproductive hormones, it can reduce the risk of certain cancers. According to the Pets WebMD site, “spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases. It can also prevents testicular cancers in male animals.”

Behavior improves – especially for male pets who can become aggressive, distracted, or develop a sense wanderlust and adventure when looking for a mate. Neutering can keep your male pet focused on you and their training and spending time with their family at home, instead of thinking of wandering off to start a new family of their own!

Of course it also helps prevent pet overpopulation, and it’s a lot more affordable than you may think. We always offer 50% off spay / neuter procedures here at the Animal Hospital of Sussex County so that you don’t need to worry about finding a low-cost clinic that may or may not compromise on your pet’s care. Here we have a state of the art facility with everything you and your pet need to be safe and healthy while still offering affordable services. Learn more on our Neuter & Spay page right here on our website.

Still looking for some quick information you can read on the go? Check out this great infographic with even more fast facts on the benefits of spaying and neutering your pet!

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