Posted on: 26 July 2016
If you're going to be getting a new puppy, you might be confused about whether you should have it spayed or neutered. Most veterinarians will tell you that spaying or neutering your dog is good for them. If you're still not convinced, here are four reasons why you should have the procedure done.
No Heat to Worry About
When female dogs go into heat, they urinate more frequently and they become easily agitated. This is particularly true if there is a male in the neighborhood. Once your dog has been spayed, they will no longer go into heat.
Reduces Cancer Concerns
Cancer is not a disease that is confined to humans. Dogs can develop cancer too. Luckily, by having your dogs spayed or neutered, you can dramatically reduce their chances of developing the deadly disease.
Female dogs that are spayed are less likely to develop cancer of the uterus or breasts. To reduce the risk even further, you should have your female dog spayed before her first heat.
Male dogs are also protected against certain cancers by having reproductive surgeries. Neutering your male dog reduces their chances of developing prostate cancer and prevents them from developing testicular cancer.
When dogs feel the urge to mate, they often flee the confines of their own yard to look for potential mates. Unfortunately, that puts them at risk for being struck by cars, being attacked by other dogs, or getting lost and ending up in a dog pound, or worse. Sadly, many dogs that wander away from home are never found again. Spaying or neutering your dog will reduce their urges to find suitable mates, which will deter their need to roam away from home.
Improves the Behavior of Male Dogs
Male dogs that are not neutered often mark their territory by lifting their legs and spraying urine wherever they go. When you have your dog neutered, it will no longer feel the need to mark its territory. Another way that male dogs let you know that they're looking for a mate is to mount people, dogs, and even the furniture. You can reduce the problem of unwanted mounting by having your male dog neutered.
Now that you're going to be bringing a new puppy home, you want to give it the best care possible. That care should include having it spayed or neutered as soon as it's old enough. If you have questions or concerns about the spay and neuter procedures, be sure to speak to your veterinarian.Share