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Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

When you make the decision to spay or neuter a pet, you are also making a socially responsible choice. Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. Here are a few reasons you should do that:

Cuts down cancer risks: Spaying reduces your pet’s risk of developing certain cancers and may lengthen their lives. In females, spaying cuts down the odds of developing mammary, ovarian, and uterine cancer. In males, the risk of developing testicular cancer is decreased after neutering.

Curbing bad behavior: Un-neutered dogs are much more prone to urine marking than neutered dogs. Spaying your dog should reduce urine marking and may improve its behaviour.

Cost cutting: Caring for a pet with reproductive system cancer or pyometra can easily run into the thousands of dollars, five to ten times as much as a routine spay surgery. Additionally, unaltered pets can be more destructive or high-strung around other dogs.

Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life:  Fifty percent of dogs and ninety percent of cats unfortunately suffer with uterine infections and breast cancer. By spaying your pet, you can prevent them from suffering from these fatal diseases.

Your male pet’s health will benefit in a major way: Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer besides preventing unwanted litters.

Eliminates female canine menstruation:  Female dogs experience heat cycles approximately every six months or so, which can leave bloody stains around the house.

Your male dog won’t want to roam away from home: Males love to find a mate. Spay them and reduce the risk of your pet running away.

Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community: Spaying and neutering helps in reducing the number of animals on the streets. Stray animals tend to cause car accidents, frighten children and worry families. Spaying and Neutering animals reduces this risk of have strays wondering the streets.

Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation: The more pets spayed or neutered, the fewer stray animals on the streets and the need to take them to the shelter is reduced.

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