Sterilization for many reasons…
For a female, sterilization (spaying) is an abdominal surgery to remove both the ovaries and the uterus. For a male, sterilization, also called castration or neutering, involves the removal of both testicles. In the past, territorial and sexual behaviors justified this intervention, however we now know that sterilized animals live an average of one year longer and that a female, spayed before her first heat, is almost guaranteed to eliminate the risk of developing mammary gland cancer (equivalent of breast cancer in women).
The argument that dogs and cats become fat and lazy after the operation is based on a half-truth directly related to food consumption. Following sterilization, hormonal changes occur, andropause in males and menopause in females. These normal phenomenas lead to fat storage. An overfed animal will gradually gain weight and consequently become less active. By controlling the amount of food intake, you and your pet will only benefit from this intervention. A sterilized animal feels better and lives a longer, healthier life!
- Sterilizations (spaying / neutering)
- Declawing (onyxectomy)