Spaying and Neutering pets is part of responsible pet ownership. Pets that have not been spayed or neutered can threaten the overall pet population and must be carefully controlled. Individually, pet owners must make the decision to spay or neuter their pets — spaying and neutering are very common surgeries that are economical methods of controlling your pet and the overall pet population.
Each year, up to 8 million homeless pets and unwanted litters fill animal shelters. Some are adopted, but many pets are euthanized. Continuous reproduction creates a pet overpopulation problem.
Most animals can be spayed or neutered as early as four- to six-months of age. However, each animal should be individually assessed by a veterinarian with regard to breed, age, and overall health condition.