When to spay/neuter: Generally, this should be done when the puppy has reached at least 5-6 months for a female and 6-8 months for a male. The older the dog, the better it will be able to withstand the anesthesia. Your vet will be able to offer input about what he recommends. It must be done by one year of age though in order to stay in compliance with our spay/neuter contract.
Why spay/neuter: Fixing your dog prevents pregnancy and the birth of unwanted puppies. It avoids the need to restrain the dog during estrus. It keeps both sexes from roaming away from your house in search of a mate. It reduces the tendency of male dogs to urinate in the house. Additionally, it avoids reproductive-related problems such as tumors, pyrometra, false pregnancy, prostate infections, and reduces the risk of developing reproductive related cancers.