Benefits of Spaying & Neutering

Animals live longer when spayed or neutered! When you spay or neuter your pet, not only are you giving them a better, healthier life — you are also doing your part in curbing the stray animal population in the country.

Benefits of Spaying & Neutering

Animals live longer when spayed or neutered! When you spay or neuter your pet, not only are you giving them a better, healthier life — you are also doing your part in curbing the stray animal population in the country.

Some of the benefits include:

 

  • Reduced chances of breast cancer, uterine infections, pyometra for females and testicular cancer for males
  • No more heat cycles and behavioral changes, resulting in a happier and well-adjusted temperament
  • No more urges to find a mate, which reduces the tendency to leave the house and be exposed to harm
  • Reduced or eliminated habit of spraying and marking, as well dog fights and cat fights among males
  • Reduced number of unwanted pets in your community, which will decrease the number of homeless and starving animals, bite incidences, and euthanasia

Do you love your pet?

An animal lover who doesn’t spay/neuter their pet is being an irresponsible pet owner. How?

First, they are exposing their pets to many diseases that may be prevented by spaying or neutering. They are also subjecting them to the discomfort that comes with the heat cycle.

Second, unplanned pregnancies may happen. We already have too many homeless cats and dogs in animal shelters, pounds, and the streets. Why add to the population?

Common Questions

Q: Can my pet die from the surgery?
A:
Spay and neuter surgeries are safe procedures. The risks are not related to the surgery itself, but to pre-existing conditions that your pet may have. This is why we need to ensure that your pet is healthy before the surgery. Complications may arise during the procedure, but that is also the case with any other type of surgery, and it is relatively rare.

Q: Will my pet gain weight after being spayed/neutered?
A: Physiological and hormonal changes may affect your pet’s metabolism and appetite, making them prone to weight gain.

Q: Can spaying/neutering fix my pet’s behavioral problems?
A: It can only reduce undesirable behavior that is caused by the heat cycle, such as aggressiveness, marking or spraying, or the tendency to run away to search for a mate. Proper training is still the best way to have a well-mannered pet.

Q: Is it true that I should wait until they have their first litter before spaying/neutering?
A: There is no scientific basis for this. In fact, science tells us that it’s better to spay /neuter your pet before their first heat. Waiting for a first litter is completely unnecessary — even risky, since complications may arise while giving birth which could be fatal.

Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Spay/neuter your pet now.

Age Requirement

Your cat or dog should be at least 6 months old. There is no maximum age, however if your pet is older than 4 years old, physical examination and blood test is required to ensure that they are fit for surgery.

Blood Test

A blood test for complete blood count and kidney and liver function is required for cats and dogs over 4 years of age. For younger and purebred pets, blood testing is optional but still highly recommended.

Fasting

Do not feed them food or water 12 hours prior to surgery. It is best to put them in their crate or ensure that they have no access to their food and water bowls by 10pm before the day of their surgery.

Avail of low-cost spay/neuter surgery at PAWS

Call 475-1688 during office hours to set an appointment (10am-12nn & 1pm-5pm every Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat).

Spay & Neuter Rates

Female cat – Php 1,000
Male cat – Php 700
Female dog – Php 1,500
Male dog – Php 1,000

How you can help

The shelter and all our programs and campaigns are funded solely by donations. You can donate any amount via bank deposit or Paypal transfer.

Checks should be issued to Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

Bank of the Philippine Islands (Swift no. BOPIPHMM)
BPI USD Account No. 3944-0021-61
BPI PHP Account No. 3943-0086-11

Philippine National Bank (Swift no. PNBM PHMM)
PHP Account No. 1888-70015305

Banco de Oro Unibank (BDO)
PHP Account No. 006250058159

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Paypal is the easiest and safest way to donate online using your credit card.
You do not need to be a PayPal member.

PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC)

Aurora Blvd. Katipunan Valley,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City,
Philippines 1108

Tel. (02) 8475-1688

We are open Mon-Sat except Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
~We are also closed on holidays~

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