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Dog Spay/Neuter FAQ

What Is Spaying?

Having your dog “spayed” (also known as “neutered” or “fixed”) is a surgical procedure to remove your pet’s reproductive organs. In the case of spaying your female dog, the ovaries and uterus are removed. For your male dog, the testicles are removed, also known as “castration”).

When Should My Dog Be Spayed/Neutered?

Dog owners typically have their puppy spayed around four months old, particularly before it has the first heat cycle.

For older dogs, as long as your dog is healthy, it may be spayed at any age.

Why Spay?

Sure it begins simple enough that first litter of puppies. But before you knew it and the excitement wore off, they were more than you can handle. The best way to take back control is dog spay/neuter.

Consider that there are 7,000 puppies and kittens are born every day. As a result millions of healthy pets are put to sleep because there are simply not enough homes for all the animals awaiting adoption from animal shelters.

As a responsible dog owner, please spay/neuter your dog to prevent unwanted animal pregnancy and litters.

What Are The Benefits Of Spaying My Dog?

After being spayed, dog owners usually notice that their dog is calmer and behaves better. The dog should no longer have the urge to mate. The benefit being it will be less likely to run away where it may normally get into fights with other animals.

How Much Does Spay/Neuter Surgery Cost?

Service fees vary for low-cost spay/neuter surgery in New Jersey. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Find a participating animal clinic near you.

Why Spay/Neuter My Purbred Dog?

Purbred dogs are just as susceptible to their natural reproductive sex drive as other animals. We strongly recommend that healthy and pedigreed dogs are spayed/neutered to prevent unwanted litters. As a side benefit, you may discover that your spayed/neutered dog behaves better as a result.

What Can I Do?

Please protect the health of your pet by spay or neutering your kitten or adult cat.