Spaying benefit in Dogs/Cats

process of neutering in dogs

What is spaying or neutering in dogs and cats?

When the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus are removed from a female dog or cat is called Ovariohysterectomy or spay. It eliminates the heat cycle, made the female dog unable to reproduce and reduces breeding instinct related behaviour.

When the testes are removed from a male dog or cat is called Orchiectomy or neuter. It eliminates the male breeding behaviour and make the male dog unable to reproduce.


What are the advantages of spaying in dogs?

  • Prevents heat or oestrus.
  • Unwanted and dangerous behaviour of finding a mate during heat is eliminated.
  • It eliminates hormone fluctuations which causes false pregnancy following the heat cycle.
  • Uterine infection known as pyometra is prevented.
  • Prevents breast cancer.
  • Chances of developing breast cancer are reduced to less than 0.5% in spayed dogs if the dogs had been spayed before their first heat.
  • Uterine and ovarian cancer will be eliminated.
  • Spayed dogs generally live longer lives than unsprayed ones. Lifespan of spayed dogs is more than the unspayed dogs.
  • Reduces the likelihood of separation anxiety or fearful elimination.

What are the benefits of Neutering in dogs?

  • Reduces the risk of spraying and marking.
  • Less possibility of injured in fights or auto accidents due to reduced male hormone dominance.
  • Prevents testicular cancer.
  • Reduces the incidences of prostate cancer.
  • Number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies are reduced.
  • Dog bites and aggressive behaviour is reduced.
  • Neutered dogs and cats live longer and healthier lives.

Neutering or spaying in dogs is very important in male and female dogs respectively to prevent the behavioural issues and aggression in male and female dogs. You can contact expert veterinary doctors at listed Pet Clinic.

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