February 25, 2020 1 min read

Today is World Spay Day, an international day recognizing the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. Ensuring your dogs are spayed and neutered is key in dog population control, resulting in a fewer number of dogs finding their way into the rescue circuit, but did you know that there are also a number of crucial health benefits as well?

Both male and female dogs enjoy various benefits from these procedures that lead them to live much healthier and happier lives. See below for the number of advantages that spaying and neutering have to your best friend's health.

Health Benefits in Female Dogs:

  • Prevention of the often life-threatening uterine infection, pyometra, which can occur after a dog's heat cycle.
  • Greatly reduced risk of mammary cancer, which most often results from the estrogen produced during heat cycles. 

Health Benefits in Male Dogs:

  • Prevention of testicular cancer.
  • Greatly reduced risk of perineal hernias, often resulting when older male dogs are still anatomically intact.
  • Increased prostate health, resulting from the shrinkage of the prostate that occurs after the dog is neutered.

Here at Jolly Pets, enriching your dog's life is our top priority. Click here for more information on keeping your pups happy and healthy for years to come.