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Home Tips and Information Spay or Neuter Pets?

Should you spay or neuter your pet?

Should you spay or neuter your pet? We think yes and this is why.

Benefits of Spaying:

  • Reduces the urge to roam. This makes it less likely that you will lose your pet, which in turn makes your pet less likely to contract a disease, get in a fight, get injured, or become a victim to cruelty, poison, or traffic.
  • Eliminates sexual discomfort and distress, making your pet happier and more content.
  • Reduces or eliminates the possibility of disease in the reproductive system.
  • Prevents the complications arising from pregnancy and delivery
  • Eliminates the heat cycle - you won't have to listen to the sounds of your female in heat, trying to get out and find a mate
  • Prevents unwelcome males from trying to seek out your female pet in heat

Benefits of Neutering

  • Eliminates testicular tumors and reduces prostate gland problems.
  • Reduces the urge to roam. This makes it less likely that you will lose your pet, which in turn makes your pet less likely to contract a disease, get in a fight, get injured, or become a victim to cruelty, poison, or traffic.
  • Reduces destructive behavior associated with the male's efforts to get out and find a mate
  • Eliminates sexual discomfort, distress, or distraction ... making your pet happier and more content.
  • In cats, neutering stops or reduces marking behavior (territorial spraying of urine).
  • Reduces the urge to fight.

Spaying or neutering ensures that your pet cannot reproduce. We all have a responsibility to the animals living on the streets and to prevent unwanted animals being euthanized everyday. Even if your pet has a litter and you find homes for all of them, each of those pets takes a potential home away from one of the thousands of homeless pets waiting in a shelter, or the millions waiting on the streets. But aside from this responsibility, there are also significant health benefits for your pet and for you. Please consult your vet today.

Adapted from and reproduced with the permission of www.pawsperouspets.com

 

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