One of the most important health decisions you could make for your pet is to spay or neuter. Spaying— removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet, and neutering—removing the testicles of your male dog or cat— are surgical procedures that require minimal hospitalization and offer lifelong health benefits.
Spaying and neutering isn’t just a decision you make based on population control; you will prevent the increase to the already astounding number of companion animals, but you are also giving your pet a better chance at a long and healthy life. The removal of the reproductive organs eliminates the chances of your pet having uterine, ovarian, or testicular cancer, and greatly reduces the chance of breast cancer.
In order to make spaying and neutering more accessible, Brook Farm participates in the Friends of Animals program. By visiting friendsofanimals.org, you can make a small donation to their cause, and in turn they will send a certificate entitling you to a low cost procedure that will save you hundreds of dollars.