Why should I neuter or spay my Lab puppy?
There are a number of very good reasons why you should spay or neuter your new Lab puppy:
1) The health of your pet.
Research has shown that pets who are neutered or spayed have a lower risk of certain types of cancers.
2) Ease in house training.
It is much easier to house train your pet when he does not have the
instinct to mark his territory. Contrary to popular belief, it is not
just males who are inclined to mark their territory with urine. Females
who are in season or who are trying to establish a pecking order may
also mark their territory with urine. Males who are neutered between 6
and 9 months of age, do not generally develop leg lifting behavior.
3) A pet that is easier to live with.
Neutered dogs are less aggressive and you will not have the
embarrassing problem of them mounting everything in sight (your
visitor’s leg, other pets, toys, etc.) Males who have “only one thing
on their mind” do not make very affectionate pets. Spayed females are
generally more affectionate toward people and other pets, and are less
likely to aggressively defend their place in the household pecking
4) The safety of your pet.
Males who are not neutered often become obsessed with finding females.
Obsessed males try to run away at every chance and make irrational
choices such as darting into the road, challenging a larger male,
jumping from high places, etc.
5) It’s the right thing to do!
Millions of unwanted pets end up in animal shelters each year. 4 to 6
million animals are euthanized (killed) because homes cannot be found
for them. Please do your part to help control the numbers of animal