Spaying and Neutering Pets
Spaying and neutering is an important decision each pet owner should make. Through neutering and spaying, you can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier, and happier life.
Neutering is a surgical procedure of removing male animal’s testicles so that he cannot impregnate a female. Spaying is a surgical procedure of removing female animal’s reproductive organs so that she can't become pregnant.
The main reason why it’s crucial to neuter your pet is animal overpopulation. Spaying and neutering are routine, affordable surgery procedures, and are the most effective and humane way to save animals lives. The procedures will help to control pet population, reducing the number of unwanted puppies and kittens. There are too many pets and not enough homes to take care of them. Many pets are left in shelters, placed in farms, and sometimes abandoned on the side of the road. Shelters are often forced to euthanize, and abandoned pets can die from diseases, injuries or starvation.
There are other benefits to spaying and neutering your pet:
- Decreased odds of having uterine, prostate, and testicular problems
- Less distracted and easily trained
- Stress of heat cycles in females also stresses males
- No unwanted puppies or kittens
- Some cities discount pet licenses for spayed and neutered animals
If you have a pet, consider spaying and neutering for a healthy and happy life.