Spay and Neuter Information

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Spay and neuter Information: Who, What, When , Where and Why:

Who: All companion dogs like the Coton de Tulear should be spayed or neutered

What: What exactly is spaying and neutering?

  • Spaying: Surgical removal of ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes in order to prevent reproduction in female dogs and cats.
  • Neutering: Surgical removal of testes (castration) in order to prevent reproduction in male dogs and cats.

When: Before sexual maturity (between 6 and 9 months)

Where: Almost every community has a low cost spay and neuter option available. You can have the procedure done at your veterinarian’s office or ask your vet for a list of the low cost clinics in your area. You can also check out this ASPCA Search Tool to find a low cost spay or neuter clinic in your area.


There are many benefits for having your pets spayed or neutered - See the below list:

Spay and neuter benefits:

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies, helping to reduce the pet overpopulation problem (the Humane Society estimates between 6 and 8 million homeless animals entering shelters each year).
  • Helps reduce the number of dogs (millions) that have to be euthanized each year because of the pet overpopulation problem.
  • Improves the temperaments of your pets
  • Your pets will have better manners
  • Better health – on average, altered dogs live longer and healthier lives
  • Eliminates breast cancer and uterine problems in female dogs
  • Eliminates testicular cancer in male dogs
  • Reduces the fighting and roaming impulse in male dogs
  • Spaying a female dog eliminates their heat cycle and the associated annoying behaviors

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