Should I sterilise my pet ?
Pet sterilization has its supporters and opponents, but most experts agree that the average companion pet should be spayed (female) or neutered (male). Surgical sterilization makes reproduction impossible, combating pet overpopulation. Spaying or neutering can also prevent the occurrence of life-threatening health conditions associated with the reproductive system, including cancer. Pets that are spayed or neutered by six months of age are far less likely to develop behavioral issues that are related to gender-specific hormones.
As the owner of your pet, you have the right to decide whether or not to have your pet sterilized. However, responsible owners will choose the option that is best for the animal, the community, and the overall pet population. Intact (unsterilized) animals require extra supervision to prevent escape attempts and unplanned pregnancies.