What are the benefits?
The chances of developing certain diseases can be dramatically reduced, for example mammary tumours in females and some prostate problems in males. Other conditions can be eradicated altogether by neutering and this is true for a serious infection of the womb in females known as ‘pyometra’.
Behavioural benefits to neutering include the reduction of straying in cats and dogs. For cats, this also reduces the likelihood of being wounded in fights and passing on diseases such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and the Feline Leukameia Virus.