FACTS ABOUT NEUTERING CATS AND DOGS
Courtesy of Jeffrey Young, DVM
- Did you know that the ideal age for spaying and neutering is 3 to 5 months?
- The #1 cause of death among companion animals is euthanasia.
- Dogs are 15 times more prolific and cats are 45 times more prolific than humans.
- Neutered dogs live 1 to 3 years longer on average and cats live 3 to 5 years longer.
- 80% of all fights and animals hit by cars are intact male dogs.
- Spayed females do not have heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted.
- Intact female dogs over 6 years of age have a 66% chance of developing pyometra (infected uterus).
- Intact male dogs over 6 years of age have a 60% chance of developing prostititis.
- Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle.
Spaying/Neutering reduces the chance of:
- Vaginal Prolapse
- Venereal Tumors
- Perineal Hernias
- Roaming by 90%
- Aggression by 60% in dogs
- Dog urine marking 50%
- Cat urine marking 90%