Spaying or neutering is one of the most important things you can do for your pet. There are many health, behavioral and other benefits to having your pet sterilized such as:
- Health benefits. Spaying females before their first heat greatly reduces their chances of developing mammary, ovarian or uterine cancers and uterine infections. Neutering male pets virtually eliminates the risk of testicular tumors or prostate problems.
- Preventing unwanted behaviors. Sterilized male dogs and cats are less likely to fight, mark their territory, or show other aggressive behaviors. Pets are also less likely to slip out of the house or yard to find mates.
- Positive effects on your pet’s personality. Sterilized animals tend to be better socialized and more affectionate. All of their attention will be focused on you, rather than on the urge to breed.
- Helping control pet overpopulation. The companion animal population grows more rapidly than the human population, so there are not enough good homes.
Be part of the solution, not part of the problem! There are not enough good homes. Please spay/neuter!
The Michigan Humane Society offers low-cost cat and kitten spay/neuter services. The package includes spay/neuter surgery and pain medication, rabies vaccination and HCP vaccination, which covers feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici virus and panleukopenia (feline distemper).
Spay/neuter procedures require general anesthesia. At MHS, all anesthesia protocols are tailored to your pet’s individual needs based on physical exam, medical history, age of your pet and laboratory data. A physical exam and pre-operative bloodwork are important steps in preparing for surgery. Please ask our veterinarians about affordable spay/neuter options for dogs.