Spaying is the act of removing the ovaries of a female animal whereas neutering is the act of removing the testicles of a male animal. Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures conducted by a qualified veterinarian. It requires minimal hospitalization and offers lifelong health benefits.
The ideal time to spay/neuter your puppy is when he or she attains the age of 6-7 months.
There are many myths surrounding spaying and neutering of dogs including changing your dog’s personality, making your dog obese, etc. These and many others are just what they are-myths.
Spaying / neutering your dog prevents unwanted puppies and helps curb the problem of stray dogs and puppies. Spaying and neutering also helps prevent cancer in both male and female dogs. It also helps your pet live a longer and healthier life.
The cost of spaying/neutering your dog is much less as compared to the cost of taking care of a litter of puppies every now and then. We encourage you to get your dogs spayed / neutered. Consult with your vet for further assistance.