Spaying or neutering your pet is something that every responsible pet owner will do for their pet. When you spay or neuter your pet, you will benefit yourself, your pet, your community, and your household. Here are some of the many reasons to spay or neuter your pet.
There are a great many pets abandoned and picked up by shelters, pets feral and wandering the streets, and pets that are received as gifts and returned to shelters. Throw in the aftermath of puppy mills, and you can see that there are many pets already available for adoption. It is best if you control the population of dogs and cats in your community by spaying or neutering your pet.
Taking care of a pregnant animal, seeing them through birth, and raising their offspring is a lot of hard work that can also be riddled with anxiety and stress. If you spay or neuter your pet right away, you will never have to worry about coping with litters. This also means that you won’t have to figure out how to adopt them out when there are so many other pets in need.
Many pet owners find that their pet’s behavior improves dramatically after being spayed or neutered. Male pets will be less likely to roam away from home and will also be less aggressive if they have been neutered. Female pets will also display some behavioral changes.
Female pets who have not been spayed will go into heat at different times of the year, depending on the type of pet you have. Many pets go into heat several times a year. When you spay your pet, it stops their cycle, which eliminates the period of being in heat. This improves your pet’s behavior and eliminates the mess and cleanup required when a pet is in heat.
If you are familiar with these or other reasons to spay and neuter your pet, or if you are ready to get this procedure done for your animal, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.