Are you thinking of allowing your pet to produce a litter of puppies or kittens? Are you wondering whether it is really necessary to sterilize your pet? If so, here is something to consider: Spaying or neutering can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. Studies show that altering a dog or cat reduces the risk of certain cancers and other diseases. Read on for a list of some of the benefits of spaying/neutering your pet.
- Spayed/neutered pets are less likely to develop mammary tumors and ovarian or testicular cancers.
- Keeps pet from roaming in search of a mate; pet is less likely to be hit by a car or catch a disease from another animal.
- Helps your community by limiting animal overpopulation. Millions of dogs and cats across America are euthanized every year, struggle as strays or end up in animal shelters. Your pet’s offspring could be among them.
- Reduces the urge to fight with other animals; protects pet from bite wounds.
- Reduces/eliminates spraying (marking territory with urine).
- Saves money and time that would be spent on raising puppies or kittens. The cost of spay/neuter surgery pales in comparison.