The decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important one for pet owners. It can be the single best decision you make for their long-term welfare.
Spaying/Neutering Can Lead to Longer Life & Reduced Risk of Disease
Pets who live in the states with the highest rates of spaying/neutering also live the longest. According to a report in USA Today, neutered male dogs live 18% longer than un-neutered male dogs and spayed female dogs live 23% longer than un-spayed female dogs.
Part of the reduced lifespan of unaltered pets can be attributed to their increased urge to roam, exposing them to fights with other animals, getting struck by cars, and other mishaps.
Another contributor to the increased longevity of altered pets involves the reduced risk of certain types of cancers. Un-spayed female cats and dogs have a far greater chance of developing pyrometra (a fatal uterine infection), uterine cancer, and other cancers of the reproductive system. Medical evidence indicates that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier.
Male pets who are neutered eliminate their chances of getting testicular cancer, and it is thought they have lowered rates of prostate cancer, as well.
Some Agape Wellness Plans include spay or neuter.
Ready to Schedule an Appointment?
If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss spaying or neutering options please call Agape Pet Hospital at (615) 302-4555 or click below to fill out our online appointment request form.