Why Alter Your Dog

Pet Altering In Stratford

If you've ever wondered why pet altering is something you should consider, Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic would like to share the information below with you. Spaying and neutering helps work to control the problem of homeless, unwanted pets that will either roam the streets, be euthanized in a facility, or face another distressing fate. Please take a moment to review the information below, and consider making an appointment with us to spay or neuter your pet. We offer low-cost services.

Health Benefits

There are certain health benefits dogs receive when they are spayed or neutered. Female dogs that are spayed before they go into heat for the first time receive the largest health benefits, but it is good for older ones as well. Spaying reduces uterine infections and breast tumors, both of which are often cancerous.

Male dogs benefit physically as well. Neutered dogs are less likely to get certain prostate problems, and do not suffer from testicular cancer.

      Behavioral Benefits

      In addition to physical benefits of spaying and neutering your dog, there are behavioral benefits as well. Female dogs that have been spayed do not go into heat, which means they will not exhibit mating behaviors such as howling and frequent urination.

      Male dogs may exhibit less aggressive behavior, and they will be less likely to mark territory or roam.


      There are many myths about spaying and neutering. If you are concerned about something in particular, we encourage you to contact our office in Stratford. We'll be happy to talk with you about anything you may be worried about in terms of spaying or neutering your dog. Contact us any time!
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