Behavioral Benefits of Dog & Cat Spaying & Neutering
Many of the benefits of sterilization apply to male animals, however, one of the biggest advantages apply to female pets. Your spayed female pet won’t go into heat. Heat cycles vary from animal to animal, but in female cats it usually lasts for four or five days every three weeks during the breeding season. Why is this bad? In an effort to attract a mate, females will yowl and urinate more frequently -- often all over your house.
Dog and cat neutering is where you see many of the long-term behavioral improvements. Male dogs are less likely to run away from home for instance. A dog in search of a mate will do whatever they can to find one, including escaping your yard or running away from you. This increases the likelihood of them being seriously injured or killed.
Neutered males also tend to behave better because they have less testosterone. This includes benefits such as dogs urinating less due to a lower drive to mark their territory. Your dog might also be less likely to mount other dogs, people, and objects. Early neutering also helps to prevent some aggression problems.
Contact us to spay or neuter your pets and protect their health. We proudly serve pet owners in St. Paul, MN.