As a pet parent, one of the most important health decisions you can make it spaying or neutering your furry friend. Removing their reproductive organs will not only reduce the pet overpopulation, but provides many health benefits. Here are some of the benefits of having your pet spayed or neutered:
Longer Healthy Lives:
Having your pet spayed can be one of the most effective forms of disease prevention. It will help to prevent urinary tract infections as well as reduce the risk of breast cancer, which according to the ASPCA can be fatal in 50 of dogs and 90 percent of cats. In males, neutering before 6 months of age will prevent testicular cancer.
Reduces Behavior Problems:
Neutering your dog or cat will help to create better behaved pets. Rather than marking their territory and turning to aggression, neutered pets focus on their families.
No Heat to Worry With:
During breeding season, a female feline will go into heat every 3 weeks for 4 to 5 days. During this period they will howl and urinate frequently. Having your pet spayed will eliminate this behavior.
Male dogs that have been neutered will not be as likely to escape to confines of the yard in an effort to track down a mate. This will reduce the chances of lose and injury.
The cost of having your pet spayed or neutered is much less expensive than caring for a litter.
There are animal shelters all over the country that are filled with spray and neglected animals. Doing your part and spaying or neutering your pet will help reduce these numbers. Each year, millions of cats and dogs are euthanized due to overpopulation. As a pet owner, do your part to help reduce these numbers.