At Broadway Veterinary Clinic, we strongly urge all companion animals be spayed or neutered. Once a pet has been spayed or neutered, they tend to have longer lifespans and are less prone to certain infections and cancers associated with the reproductive system. They also exhibit less behavioural problems associated with their sexual urges, like roaming and aggression.
The practice of spaying or neutering is also critically important to the fight against the pet homelessness crisis. To control the pet population, spay/neuter surgery is the number one way to prevent unwanted litters.
Spaying is the removal of the ovaries and the uterus of female animals. Spaying can prevent ovarian and uterine cancers, and if performed before the female’s first heat period, breast cancer. Once a female is spayed, she will no longer have heat periods, and cannot get pregnant.
Neutering is the removal of the testes in male animals. It can prevent testicular and prostate cancers. Once a male is spayed, his desire to roam to find a mate will decrease, helping him to stay safe. If he is spayed before forming the habit, neutering can also curb his desire to mark his territory through excessive urination.
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