Spay & Neuter

Neutering Your Male Dog: What You Need To Know

“The big snip,” as some people call it, provides many benefits beyond making sure dogs don’t become puppy daddies. Neutering can cut the risk of certain diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts with other dogs. Here’s what you should know.

by DogTime
February 3rd

Happy World Spay Day: Time To Get It Done

World Spay Day is observed on the fourth Tuesday in February every year. In 2021, that falls on February 23rd. It’s a day to promote awareness and encourage pet owners to have their female animals spayed — as well as neutering their male pets — to keep the pet population under control.

by DogTime
February 22nd, 2021

Spaying Your Female Dog: What You Need To Know

A spay surgery prevents female dogs from getting pregnant by removing both the ovaries and the uterus. Afterward, female dogs enjoy many health benefits and won’t have to deal with being in heat. Here’s what you should know about this important procedure.

by DogTime
February 12th, 2021

Why mandatory spay and neuter laws don’t work

Editorial: “Okay, so we just force people to spay and neuter their pets to solve the overpopulation problem — that’ll work, right?” No, it won’t, and here are seven reasons why.

by Nina Stively
March 31st, 2014

What dog breeds do the most digging?

Dogs dig for several reasons, including retrieving prey and foraging for food; find out which breeds are the most likely to dig, and how to curb this behavior.

by Colleen Dougherty
December 6th, 2013

National Shelter Appreciation Week 2013

Established by the Humane Society in 1996, this week encourages people to get involved with local animal rescues and shelters; find out how you can help and build awareness.

by DogTime
November 5th, 2013

Adoption can be just a conversation away

After almost unwittingly buying a puppy mill pooch, perspective adopters do their homework and patiently seek out the perfect dog for their home and family.

by Nina Stively
September 24th, 2013

Coming soon: Non-surgical dog neutering

Getting a male dog fixed just got easier, thanks to a new procedure that neuters the animal via a syringe injection that does not require risky surgery.

by Kim Campbell Thornton
September 4th, 2013

Houston’s dirty, furry secret

It’s the largest city in the Lone Star State, and Houston’s stray dog and cat population is out of control; meet one of several groups trying to make a difference.

by Nina Stively
August 9th, 2013

What to expect after dog is fixed?

My pups are going in for spay/neuter surgery. Should I expect “normal behavior” once the anesthesia wears off? How about long term?

by Phil Zeltzman
March 31st, 2011

Dog birth control

I’ve heard about birth control pills and implants for dogs. Are these safe alternatives to spaying and neutering?

by Carol Osborne
March 31st, 2011
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