Top 6 Reasons for Spaying and Neutering Pets

  1. man holding dog wearing head coneSpaying & Neutering Helps Keeps Pets Healthy
    Many people don’t realize that spaying or neutering your pet is one of the most loving decisions you can make for your pet’s health and wellbeing. Neutering helps prevent diseases in your pet such as prostate or testicular cancer and painful conditions such as prostatitis (an infection of the prostate). Spaying will help prevent diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer.
  2. Spaying & Neutering Helps Keep Pets Home
    Spaying and neutering also plays a big role in lost pets, which is one of the reasons its required by law in Clark County. Reproductive drive is a powerful thing, and even the most well-trained intact male dogs are especially driven to roam in search of a mate. Male or female pets become escape artists and are more likely to stray when they have not been “fixed.”
  3. Spaying & Neutering Prevents Pet Homelessness
    If you have not had your pet spayed or neutered, you may be unknowingly contributing to pet overpopulation and homelessness in our community. Sadly, thousands of unwanted pets from unplanned litters end up at The Animal Foundation every year. Please help prevent unplanned and unwanted litters from ending up in shelters like ours by properly caring for your pet.
  4. owner with dog wearing coneSpayed & Neutered Pets are Better Housemates
    Spayed and neutered animals are much nicer to be around!  Your female cat or dog won’t go into messy heat cycles that attract male dogs or cats to your home from miles away. Your male dog will be less likely to spray strong-smelling urine in your home, to roam away from home to look for a mate, or to mount the furniture or legs of your human friends.
  5. Spaying & Neutering is Economical
    Spaying and neutering is much less costly than having to provide proper care for a litter of puppies or kittens, so spaying and neutering can save you money. And, as The Animal Foundation knows all too well, finding homes for even the cutest puppies or kittens can be challenging, especially for individuals.
  6. Spaying and neutering doesn’t have to be expensive.
    The Animal Foundation’s low-cost Spay & Neuter Clinic provides quality services to the public at a fraction of the cost of traditional veterinary hospitals.Staffed by highly trained veterinary professionals, The Animal Foundation’s low-cost Spay & Neuter Clinic accepts patients Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Call 702-384-3333 x137 to make your appointment today!

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