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  Altered pets live approximately 2.1 years longer than unaltered pets.
  Altering female pets eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer. It also greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, especially if pets are spayed before their first heat.
  Altering male pets eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer, rectal cancer, perineal hernias and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.

  Altered pets are more affectionate companions and exhibit fewer behavior problems, such as aggression and biting.
  Altered cats are much less likely to spray and mark territory.
  Altered pets are less likely to roam, run away, and get into fights.
  Altering female pets eliminates heat cycles and associated nuisance behaviors, including incessant crying, anxiety, and attracting male pets.

    About 5 million cats and dogs were euthanized in shelters last year in the United States. Over 19,000 of those animals were within a 100-mile radius of our clinic.

No matter how hard shelters work to find homes for our community's homeless pets, they will simply never find 19,000 new homes each year. The only way to reduce the number of unwanted animals that enter our local shelters is to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.