Why should I spay my dog or cat?The Numbers Are Staggering
Besides being a responsible owner and doing your part to decrease the number of unwanted dogs and cats, there are medical reasons for spaying your pets.
We highly recommend spaying your female dogs and cats when they are young--preferably before their first heat. This reduces their risk of mammary cancer and eliminates their risk of developing a pyometra. Pyometra is a life-threatening infection of the uterus.
Why should I neuter my dog or cat?
Neutering your dog or cat will decrease or eliminate many hormone related behaviors.
Unneutered male pets will do almost anything to get to a female in heat, often putting
themselves at risk. They will also be more likely to engage in fights over females and
territory-- resulting in injuries. Marking their territory can sometimes extend to the
indoors of your house.
In addition to behavioral benefits, neutering yields health advantages as well.
Neutered dogs are much less likely to develop prostatic problems and are protected
from testicular cancer.
We highly recommend spaying or neutering your pet to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats.
These numbers are in the millions. It is your responsibility to be sure that you don’t allow your dog to contribute to the problem, through some notion, about preserving your dog’s sexual rights. While many pet owners feel that it is nice to let the pet have one litter and for the family to witness such an event, they neglect to think about what is going to happen with puppies arrive. One walk through a local animal shelter will serve ample notice that more puppies are not in short supply on the planet. Pet overpopulation is a problem that has reached epic proportions.
* In 6 years, one female dog and its offspring can be the source of 67,000 puppies.
* In 7 years, one female cat and its young can produce 420,000 kittens.
* 70,000 puppies and kittens are born every day in the USA alone. Compared to only 10,000 human births, it's clear that there will never be enough homes for all these animals.
* Almost 8,000,000 dogs and cats are euthanized each year because there are no homes for them.