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10 Excellent Reasons to Spay and Neuter Dogs, Cats

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10 Excellent Reasons to Spay and Neuter Dogs, Cats, Puppies and Kittens

–Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats.

–Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.
Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering prevents testicular cancer.

–Your spayed female won’t go into heat.
Female cats usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they’ll yowl and urinate more frequently-sometimes all over your house.

–Your male dog won’t want to roam away from home.
An un-neutered male will do anything to find a mate including digging fences and dashing through doors. Out on the street, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males.

–Your neutered male will better behaved.
Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. Un-neutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.

–Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
Old wives tale. Lack of exercise and overfeeding makes your pet fat.

–It is cost-effective.
The cost of spay/neuter surgery is much less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your un-neutered tom escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray.

–Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.

–Your pet doesn’t need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth. Letting your pet produce offspring of which you have no intention of keeping is not a good lesson for your children-especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters.

–Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.

Source: WebMD and ASPCA

One Comment

  1. I have also found that the male animals do behave better after they have been neutered. My puppy peed on everything and once he was neutered he stopped. It was really nice. Thanks for sharing.

    July 15, 2016
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