Neuter is the common term for the surgical sterilization of male animals.  Castration is the medical term for this procedure.  In dogs, both testicles are removed through an incision near the scrotum.  In cats, both testicles are removed through two small incisions in the scrotum.
 
Benefits of Neutering Dogs
  • Neutered dogs are less aggressive towards people and other dogs.
  • Neutered dogs are less likely to roam and search for a mate.
  • Neutering almost always eliminates annoying leg mounting behavior.
  • Neutering usually stops sexual marking in the house.
  • Neutering at a young age will prevent testicular cancer, prostate cancer, prostate infections, and perianal adenomas (anal tumors).  Neutering at any age will help reduce the risk of these diseases.
 
Benefits of Neutering Cats
  • Neutering greatly reduces sexual and territorial urine marking (spraying) n the house.
  • Neutered male cats do not have strong “tom cat” urine odor.
  • Neutered male cats are less likely to fight and develop infections from fighting cats.
  • Neutered male cats are less likely to get FIV and Leukemia.
  • Neutering prevents unwanted pregnancy.  Male cats can impregnate many female cats per month.
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