Dog Spaying and Neutering
Ensuring your dog is spayed or neutered is very important to your dog’s health and well-being. Spaying and neutering cut down on overpopulation which results in many dogs ending up in shelters or as strays. Health risks, as well as behaviour problems, are drastically reduced when dogs you get your dog fixed. Spaying before estrus will significantly decrease the risk of mammary and reproductive diseases. Also reducing the natural urges of intact animals decreases their frustration and statistically reduces their risk of being hit by a car.
What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?
Spaying and neutering, also referred to as fixing, reduces the risk of many health and behavioural problems. It eliminates the risk of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies, which many of these puppies end up in shelters as strays or even worse, destroyed.
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
It is important to neuter and spay as it can cause many health issues and increase the chances/risks of cancer. Female dogs can get infections, which can often be fatal if untreated. It is a responsibility that comes along with being a dog owner.
How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?
Ideally dogs should be neutered and spayed between 5 and 6 months of age. This reduces the risk of females going into their first heat cycle, and males from reproducing.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
The cost of fixing a dog (spay and neutering) can vary with the size, weight, body condition, age and sex of the dog. For a better estimate, it’s best to have a consultation with a veterinarian on the costs involved for your dog’s surgery.