Animal Care

Four Good Reasons Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

1. Spaying or neutering increases your pet’s chances for a longer, healthier life.  Spaying a female greatly reduces the chances of breast cancer and the threat of uterine and ovarian cancer and uterine infection, thus your pet may live longer.  Neutering a male reduces the chances of testicular tumors, hernias, abscesses, prostrate enlargement and prostate cancer later in life, thus your pet may live longer.

2. An altered dog or cat is a better pet for your family.  Neutered males (especially young males) are less aggressive and less tempted to leave your property.  Neutered males also are less likely to mark the inside of your house with urine (often called spraying).  Spaying your female pet eliminates the problem of stray males camping in your yard and decreases her desire to roam and breed.

3. No family wants to cope with an unwanted pregnancy.  Spaying prevents your pet from giving birth to unwanted puppies or kittens. More animals cost more money.

4. Less animals will die in shelters if your pet is spayed or neutered.  Most animals are brought to shelters because of accidental breeding by free-roaming, unaltered pets which the owners can’t find homes for. More pets spayed or neutered = fewer dogs and cats killed.

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