Linwood Animal Clinic recommends spaying or neutering pets to help control the pet homelessness crisis as well as some potential medical and behavioral benefits. Spaying female pets can help prevent uterine infections and breast tumors and neutering male pets can help prevent testicular cancer and some prostate problems. Spaying or neutering will not cause your pet to become overweight, as long as they continue proper nutrition and exercise.
The typical age for spaying female dogs and cats is 6 months. Male cats are neutered at 6 months of age and male dogs are neutered at 9-12 months of age depending on the breed. Please discuss with your veterinarian to determine the best time to spay or neuter your pet.