Preventing pregnancy may be one of the biggest and most obvious benefits of spaying and neutering, but it certainly isn’t the only one. In addition to preventing unplanned litters of puppies or kittens, these procedures can prevent or significantly lower the likelihood of certain diseases. Spaying lowers the risk of mammary cancer while eliminating the risk of ovarian and uterine cancers as well as pyometra. Neutering lowers the risk of prostate issues and eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer. Both procedures reduce the occurrence of endocrine and hormonal disorders.
In addition, spaying and neutering can curb a number of problematic behaviors, including aggressing, yowling, spraying, and roaming. These procedures are safe, highly effective, and contrary to common misconceptions, do not cause weight gain or make pets lazy.