Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Benefits of Spaying Your Female Pit Bull

Benefits of Spaying

-Spaying helps to reduce medical costs by preventing uterine infections and reduces the risk of breast cancer, especially when done in the first two years of life. 
This lowers medical costs by reducing the risk of these illnesses.  It is also much less expensive to spay a dog before a uterine infection has occurred since the surgery is less complicated.

-Spaying eliminates messy menstrual blood. 
Adult female dogs menstruate before they go into heat every 6 to 10 months, which can be messy and have an unpleasant odor, spayed dogs do not go into heat so they do not menstruate.

-Spaying is cost effective.
The cost of spaying is less than the cost of having and caring for a liter. Having a liter means having more mouths to feed and more messes to clean up!

-There is also a risk of future unplanned liters fathered by random neighborhood dogs resulting in mixed breed puppies that homes can not be found for, and could be a financial burden.

-A spayed dog is less likely to run off because they are not searching for a mate. Since they are less likely to run away, they are less likely to be hit by cars, receive injuries from fights with neighborhood dogs, be picked up by animal control (they charge to reclaim pets) and prevents the spread of STDs such as mycoplasma infections and brucellosis.

-Spaying your dog reduces the number of unwanted pit bulls in our community, forcing people to go to the shelter and rescue a needy pit bull. A large percent of dogs euthanized in kill shelters are pit bull type dogs, since they are difficult to find homes for.

The SPCA's Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Animal Clinic in the Susan &
Randall Ward Center

Location: 300 Petfinder Lane in Raleigh, NC next to the SPCA Pet Adoption Center
Surgery Costs:
Lower fees are available to people on public assistance, call for details.

Basic vaccines and disease testing are available for a small
additional fee at the time of surgery.
All vaccines are $8 per vaccine.  Shots offered include essential
shots such as a 1 year rabies vaccines and distemper vaccines (the
Distemper vaccine will require a booster in one month to be
Microchipping is $15.  A microchip is about the size of a grain of
rice and is implanted into your pet beneath the loose skin above the
shoulder blades.  The microchip has a code that is unique to your pet.
When a pet is found and scanned, the unique code can be traced back
to you, allowing you and your pet to be reunited.

Licensed veterinarians will perform all spay/neuter surgeries.

Spay/neuter surgery follow-up appointments must be done at the
clients’ primary care veterinarian.

Pit Crew Pit Bull Rescue's status as a rescue organization allows us
to schedule appointments for dogs we are working with quickly and
easily via e-mail.  It can be difficult to get in contact with a
receptionist at the SPCA's clinic due to the high volume of calls they
receive and the waiting list to have the surgery performed is about 2
months for the general public.  At Pit Crew, we are usually able to
schedule our dogs for surgery within weeks of your decision to
spay/neuter your dog.  You can contact me or another member of the Pit
Crew at (919) 457-3719 if you would like us to schedule your dog for

If you would like to schedule an appointment yourself, you can contact
the SPCA at 919-772-0211 Monday through Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM.

Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Animal Clinic
300 Petfinder Lane
Raleigh, NC  27603



Female Dog Spay

$65.00 *

Male Dog Neuter

$50.00 *

Female Cat Spay

$35.00 *

Male Cat Neuter

$30.00 *

Heartworm Test


Felv/FIV Test


Rabies Vaccine


FELV (feline leukemia) Vaccine


FVRCP (distemper/upper respiratory) Vaccine


DA2LPP (distemper/Parvo) Vaccine


Bordetella (kennel cough) Vaccine


Microchip Implant and Registration


Nail Trim


The services listed here are available ONLY at the time of spay/neuter surgery.

* Surgery fees include post-op pain medication that is sent home with each animal.

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