Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog?

Behavioural benefits

Spaying and neutering can also help reduce some behavioral problems, including aggression, sexual behavior, urine marking (with intact males), roaming, and humping.

It’s worth noting that spayed dogs are more likely than intact dogs to develop uterine infections called pyometra or mammary tumors. There is no evidence that these medical problems increase mortality in either sex.

Health benefits

By spaying or neutering your dog, you can reduce the risk of certain cancers, hormone-related diseases, hormone-related cancers and infections.

Spaying reduces the risk of ovarian cancer by 90%, while neutering reduces the risk of prostate cancer by 80%. Both procedures decrease these types of cancer in dogs by nearly 100%. This is because there are certain hormones circulating throughout the body that promote cell division when they’re present. If they aren’t present (or at least not at high levels), then those cells won’t divide as quickly—and that means fewer chances for them to go wrong and become cancerous.

Some diseases that are common among both male and female dogs occur only when those animals have too much testosterone in their system. These include prostatic cysts (a fluid buildup around a male dog’s prostate), prostatitis (inflammation) and perianal fistulas (an abnormal connection between two areas). Spaying a female dog prior to puberty will prevent these conditions from ever developing; while neutering an adult male dog prevents them from worsening if they’ve already begun to develop.

Population numbers and control

Population control is key to deciding whether or not you should neuter your dog. The best thing you can do for the pet population is spay and neuter your pet, as well as encourage others to do the same. There are far too many dogs in shelters, and every time a dog is born without being altered, it adds more pressure on those shelters. This can lead to overcrowding issues that make it harder for people who need help finding homes for their pets.

Spaying and neutering is a personal decision.

Spaying and neutering are controversial procedures. Some pet owners believe it’s essential to the health of their dogs, while others feel that there are many reasons to wait for a few years before making the decision.

The most important thing is to make sure that you understand how spaying/neutering affects your dog—both physically and mentally—and what other factors may influence his happiness as an adult animal before deciding whether to go through with it or not.


The decision to spay or neuter your dog is a personal one, but we hope this blog post has helped you understand some of the benefits. There are many factors to consider, but ultimately it comes down to what is best for your pet and how you want them to live their best life!