Every year, thousands of animals are brought into this world due to irresponsible or accidental breeding. Many of these animals end up in shelters because they either were not able to find homes or the owners can no longer take care of them. As a result of over population, many of these animals are euthanized to make room for others. Before purchasing from a breeder, potential pet owners are urged to look in shelters. Spaying and neutering can also improve your pet’s health and life expectancy. Spaying a female eliminates the chance of getting uterine and ovarian cancer and also reduces the chances of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the possibility of prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Spaying and neutering your pet will also make it more affectionate, less likely to get into fights, roam or get lost. These surgeries are the most common surgeries performed and are usually treated as a day surgery and can go home the same day as when the surgery took place.