Neutering is the surgical removal of the animal ́s reproductive organ. As a consequence, hormone production also ceases. In addition to preventing pregnancy, the benefits of neutering include the elimination of females‘ heats and the decrease in certain behaviors such as territorial aggression and the need to mate. When carried out in males, it entails the removal of the testes, and is known as castration. On the other hand, females’ neutering entail the removal of both the ovaries and theuterus, known as ovariohysterectomy
It is usually recommended to carry out either intervention starting from 6 months of age, although there might be cases in which it is better to wait until the dog reaches full maturity

The benefits of sterilization for dog
  • A longer life for your pet. In males, one of the benefits of neutering is the prevention of testicular cancer, enlarged prostate, as well as diseases such as leukemia and immunodeficiency. In females, such procedure prevents infections in the uterus, as well as mammary gland and uterine cancer.Moreover, it makes heats and phantom pregnancies disappear
  • Improves behavior. Females ́ heats often lead to fights amongst males and increase the risk of female dogs escaping to mate. The benefits of sterilization include the cease of both menstruations and the consequent males‘ aggressive behaviors
  • Birth control. Sterilization of dogs prevents females from getting pregnant and males from making females’ pregnant. It therefore contributes to making the number of abandoned dogs decreas