Spaying your female pet before she reaches sexual maturity greatly reduces her chances
of developing breast cancer and completely eliminates the threat of uterine and ovarian
cancer and uterine infection, which are common occurrences in unaltered females.
Neutering your male dog or cat prevents testicular tumours and may prevent prostate
problems. Neutering also decreases the possibility of tumours and hernias, which
are commonly observed in older, unaltered dogs.
Spaying prevents your pet from giving birth to unwanted puppies or kittens.
The more pets spayed or neutered, the fewer dogs and cats will have to be destroyed.
If you feel you cannot afford all the costs of spaying/neutering or treatment you
should speak to your veterinarian about seeking some financial assistance from APAA
(or download the form).