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History of Spay Today

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Frequently Asked Questions

How old will my cat be before s/he can start mating?            

Cats can start mating at 5 months of age. This is why we recommend sterilization at 4 months.

My dog/cat is an indoor pet. Why do I need to get him/her spayed/neutered?            

There is always the chance of your pet escaping and having puppies/kittens as a result. Spaying and neutering also helps solve or reduce a lot of behavioral and health problems, including; cancer, mastitis, heat periods, spraying, yowling, howling and fighting.

Will my pet have stitches that need to be removed?            

No, we use dissolvable sutures.

Is the spay/neuter painful?  

All surgical procedures cause pain. However, we give pain medication before and after surgery to minimize the discomfort. Because s/he will be under anesthesia your pet will not be aware during the surgery and will have no memory of it afterwards.

How can I help Spay Today?           

We are always accepting donations, you can find a list of items that we need donated here. We accept monetary donations through PayPal, or you can mail us a check at: 4550-B County Home Road/Greenville, NC 27858

Myths and Facts from the Humane Society of the United States:

MYTH: It's better to have one litter before spaying a female pet.
FACT:  Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, the evidence shows that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier. Many veterinarians now sterilize dogs and cats as young as eight weeks of age. Check with your veterinarian about the appropriate time for these procedures.

MYTH: I want my children to experience the miracle of birth.
FACT: The miracle of birth is quickly overshadowed by the thousands of animals euthanized in animal shelters in communities all across the country. Teach children that all life is precious by spaying and neutering your pets. 

MYTH: But my pet is a purebred.
FACT: So is at least one out of every four pets brought to animal shelters around the country. There are just too many dogs and cats—mixed breed and purebred. About half of all animals entering shelters are euthanized.

MYTH: I want my dog to be protective.
FACT:  It is a dog's natural instinct to protect home and family. A dog's personality is formed more by genetics and environment than by sex hormones.

MYTH: I don't want my male dog or cat to feel like less of a male.
FACT: Pets don't have any concept of sexual identity or ego. Neutering will not change a pet's basic personality. He doesn't suffer any kind of emotional reaction or identity crisis when neutered.

MYTH: My pet will get fat and lazy.
FACT: The truth is that most pets get fat and lazy because their owners feed them too much and don't give them enough exercise.

MYTH: But my dog (or cat) is so special, I want a puppy (or kitten) just like her.
FACT: Your pet's puppies or kittens have an unlikely chance of being a carbon copy of your pet. Even professional breeders cannot make this guarantee. There are shelter pets waiting for homes who are just as cute, smart, sweet, and loving as your own.

MYTH: It's expensive to have my pet spayed or neutered.
FACT: Many low-cost options exist for spay/neuter services. Most regions of the U.S. have at least one spay/neuter clinic within driving distance that charge $100 or less for the procedure, and many veterinary clinics provide discounts through subsidized voucher programs. Low-cost spay/neuter is more and more widely available all the time.

MYTH: I'll find good homes for all the puppies and kittens.
FACT: You may find homes for your pet's puppies and kittens. But you can only control what decisions you make with your own pet, not the decisions other people make with theirs. Your pet’s puppies and kittens, or their puppies or kittens, could end up in an animal shelter, as one of the many homeless pets in every community competing for a home. Will they be one of the lucky ones?


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