Top 10 reasons to spay or neuter your pet (Adapted from ASPCA) 

#10 Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.

Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which leads to death in about half of dogs and almost all cats diagnosed with these conditions. Spaying before her first heat provides the best protection.

#9 Neutering provides major health benefits for your male pet.

Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male pet prevents testicular cancer.

 #8 Your spayed female won’t go into heat.

Female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they’ll yowl and urinate more frequently-sometimes all over the house! 

#7 Your male dog won’t want to roam away from home.

An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate, from digging under the fence to trying to escape through any available open door! Once outside the safety of your home and yard, he is at risk of injury in traffic and fights with other males.

#6 Your neutered male will be much better behaved.

Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. Unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.

#5 Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.

Lack of exercise and overfeeding are the causes of extra pounds for your dog or cat. As long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake, your pet can stay fit and trim after being spayed or neutered.

#4 It is highly cost-effective.

The cost of a spay or neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter or the cost of treatment for your unneutered male pet’s treatment for injuries when he escapes and gets in to a fight with a neighborhood stray.

#3 Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.

Help reduce the number of animals on the streets. Stray animals can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents and frighten children.

 #2 Your pet doesn’t need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth.

Teach your children about birth in more responsible ways by using books or videos. Having a litter that you have no intention of keeping will only add to the already growing numbers of animals that end up in shelters each year.

#1 Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.

Each year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.

Low cost spay/neuter services in the Houston area

Central

BARC Houston Fixin’ Houston clinic

www.barchoustonblog.com

3200 Carr Street

Houston, TX 77026

832-395-9011

Emancipet Houston Clinic

emancipet.org/houston

4410 Navigation Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77011

713-321-2713

SNAP Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic Locations

www.snapus.org/wellness/snap-wellness-services

1801 Durham Drive, Suite 1
Houston, TX 77007
713-862-8001

East
SNAP Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic Locations

www.snapus.org/wellness/snap-wellness-services

913 Shaw
Pasadena, TX 77506
713-343-1700

North

Texas Litter Control

www.texaslittercontrol.org

24950 Spring Ridge Drive, Bldg B,

Spring, TX 77386

South
Animal Alliance of Galveston County
www.animalalliancetx.org
608 Bayou Rd La Marque, TX 77568
409-933-1600

Houston Humane Society Animal Wellness Clinic and Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
www.houstonhumane.org/clinic
14700 Almeda Road
Houston, Texas 77053
713-433-6421

PetVet Animal Hospitals Low Cost Spay and Neuter
www.petvethospitals.com/low-cost-spay-and-neuters/
9695 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074
713-270-4119

SPCA of Brazoria County
spcabc.wordpress.com/low-cost-spay-neuter-clinic
515 West Second Street
Freeport, TX
979-871-4018

West

The Greater Good

www.mygreatergoodvet.com

1001 Dairy Ashford Road

Houston, Texas 77079

281-496-5983

(832) 510-7622    

 

KAAWS Clinic

kaawsclinic.com

17259 FM 529

Houston, TX 77095

281-200-2325

 

Special Pals Low cost spay/neuter clinic

www.specialpalsshelter.org

3830 Greenhouse Road

Houston, TX 77084

281-579-7387