Why Spay or Neuter?

Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet, your family and your community – and it is critical in helping to make Los Angeles a no-kill city. These routine medical procedures not only help prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing, allowing your pet to lead a longer, healthier and happier life, but they also help decrease the number of pets who enter shelters and free up homes for homeless pets who are already born.

By getting your pet spayed or neutered, you are doing your part to help Save Them All®.

What Are the Benefits to Spaying or Neutering My Pet?

Your pet can live a longer, healthier life if spayed or neutered. In females, spaying or neutering eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine infections and cancer. It also reduces the incidence of mammary cancer. In males, it eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.

Spaying or neutering can also have a positive effect on some of your pet’s behavioral issues. Mounting, howling, spraying urine, and the urge to roam are often reduced following surgery. In female pets, the inconvenient “heat” cycle, with its messy discharge, is also eliminated. But, don’t worry! Your pet’s personality and playfulness will stay the same.

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