Spay and Neuter

Why Spay and Neuter your animal?

Well, let us tell you along with some awesome information from the ASPCA!

By spaying and neutering your pet, you will make a difference in helping reduce pet homelessness in Vermilion County!  Millions of healthy dogs and cats across the United States are euthanized every year because there are not enough homes.  There are also medical benefits of spay and neuter as well as behavioral benefits!

Spaying your female pet will help her live a longer, healthier, happier life.  By spaying your female pet you will eliminate the risk of uterine infections and breast tumors!  50% to 90% of dogs and cats that develop breast tumors develop cancerous breast tumors.  We see it all the time at VCAS.  It is so sad and is so preventable!

Neutering your male pet will eliminate the risk of testicular cancer and prostate problems!  How cool is that?

I thought you said there were behavioral benefits to spay and neutering too?  We did!  Let us share them with you!

Spaying your female pet will eliminate her going into heat!  Female felines usually are in heat for four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. When females are in heat they will yowl and urinate frequently and sometimes all over your house!  Why would you not want to prevent that.  Ew, Ew, Ew!

Male dogs will benefit behaviorally by being much less likely to roam away from home.  Male dogs will do just about anything to find a female in heat including escaping from the house.  Once your dog is free to roam, he has many risks including being hit by a car, being attacked by another dog, being picked up by a stranger and may never find his way back home.

Unneutered male dogs and cats are more likely to mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house.  Neutering will also reduce the likelihood that your dog will mount other dogs, people and objects.  How embarrassing is that when your dog is mounting your best friend or your mother-in-law.?  Ahh!  No thanks!  By early neutering your male pets, some aggression problems may be totally avoided!

$$ Another perk of spay and neuter.  You SAVE money!!  $$

Who doesn’t love to save money?  The cost of raising a litter of puppies far exceeds the cost of spay or neuter!  You can also save potentially thousands of dollars if and when your pet develops cancer or another medical issue due to NOT being spayed or neutered.