All dogs of appropriate age are spayed or neutered prior to being adopted at Dog Angels as millions of healthy dogs are euthanized in the United States each year simply because there aren’t enough homes for them. By spaying or neutering dogs we will help control the overpopulation of unwanted dogs. At this time the only way to spay or neuter your dog is thru surgery. The surgery is not long and usually the dog goes home within a day.
Medical Benefits to Spaying your Female Dog:
Your female dog will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection.
Medical Benefits to Neutering your Male Dog:
Neutering your male dog prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
Behavioral Benefits to Spay or Neuter your Dog:
Your spayed female dog will not go into heat. Your male dog will be less likely to roam away from home. If your dog is not neutered he will try to find a mate including running away from home where he risks injury in traffic and may end up fighting with other animals.
Dogs that are not neutered are more likely to mark their territory by spraying urine all over the house. Your dog might be less likely to mount other dogs, people and inanimate objects after he is neutered. Some aggression problems may be avoided by neutering your dog.
When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
While the traditional age for neutering is six to nine months, puppies as young as eight weeks old can be neutered as long as they’re healthy. Dogs can be neutered as adults as well.