Petland is an avid proponent of spaying and neutering.
It used to be that waiting to have a pet spayed or neutered at 6 months of age was an accepted practice. Today early spaying and neutering -- the surgical sterilization of companion pets between the ages of 8 and 16 weeks -- is encouraged and endorsed by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
The spaying and neuter of pets also has many health benefits. Over time, studies have shown that spaying and neutering can:
- Lengthen a pet's life and improve the quality of its life with you.
- Decrease some health risks like mammary tumors, prostate enlargements and uterine infections.
- Make your pet a better family member by eliminating territorial marking and seasonal heats that cause pets to roam.