Our veterinarians recommend you spay or neuter your pets if they are not intended for breeding. Pets should have finished their puppy/kitten vaccines before scheduling this procedure. We generally like pets to be 5-6 months old.
Spay and neuter help control the pet population, but it also reduces the risk of certain diseases. An intact male has an increased risk of prostate and testicular cancer. An intact female is at risk for breast cancer and for Pyometra, an infection of the uterus that can be fatal if left untreated.