Spaying your pet has many benefits.  This procedure, which prevents female animas from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life.  Spaying will not change your pet’s personality.  She will be protected from potentially deadly disease, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer.  You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat.  This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats.  In addition, spaying you pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.