Spaying or neutering your pet carries an array of benefits. There are two main benefits, however, that really stick out: curbing pet overpopulation and making your pet healthier. At Buffalo Trace Veterinary, we find both of these benefits to be influential.

Pet overpopulation is a problem for every state in the U.S. According to, there are 6-8 million homeless pets entering animal shelters each year. Six to eight million! These pets are almost all healthy, loving, perfectly adoptable pets. Many of these animals end up being euthanized, solely because there is not enough room for them in the animal shelters. By spaying or neutering your pet, you can help reduce the number of animals living without a home.

Why is spaying or neutering important for your pet’s health?

  • According to an article by USA Today, pets who live in the states with the highest rates of spaying/neutering also live the longest.
  • When your pet is spayed or neutered, it is no longer fighting that internal urge to mate. Therefore, it is less likely to roam and get lost, hit by a car, etc.
  • Another huge health positive of spaying and neutering is the reduced risk of your pet developing cancer. Unspayed animals have a much higher chance of developing uterine cancer or testicular cancer.
  • Pets that are spayed or neutered are also proven to be less aggressive and overall happier, healthier pets.

To schedule this very beneficial surgery for your pet, give us a call today! We would be glad to answer any additional questions that you may have regarding this common procedure.


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