Why You Should Spay and Neuter
There are many obvious and some not too obvious reasons why you should spay or neuter your pet. Some people may get a cat or dog, either pure bred or mixed breed or probably thinking of breeding their pet for money or for other reasons. It usually cost a huge sum of money, a whole lot of time and emotion drainage when in the process of breeding a cat or dog even when it is done correctly. About nine to ten million of animals die in shelter every year as a result of irresponsible breeding and accidental breeding, a lot of them are also abandoned or killed by diseases. This could have been prevented by taking a proper spaying or neutering measure to controlling over population.
There are three major reasons why it is good for you to spay or neuter your dog or cat.
The first reason why it is good to spay or neuter your dog or cat is because it is good for you. Pets that have been spayed or neutered are found to be well behaved, calm and affectionate than those not spayed/neutered. Animals that are spayed also have less desire to want to escape from home and explore the neighborhood in search of a mate. This reduces the risk of getting in fight, or being hit by cars which may result in death most of the time. Apart from that, there will be no risk of lost or stolen animals, so it will save you a lot of sadness.
Secondly, spaying or neutering is good for your pet. Spaying or neutering you dogs or cats will make them have a longer and healthier life by mitigating the impact of a number of health challenges which may be difficult or too expensive to treat. Spaying female pets before entering into heat for the first time will lower their risk of ovarian cancer.
The third reason why you should spay or neuter your pets is that, it is good for the community. With the rise in population of animals and a fewer homes to shelter them, a lot of pets have become homeless. Therefore, communities spend huge sum of money to control these homeless and unwanted animals. Spaying or neutering reduces the population of homeless animals roaming on the streets. Spaying or neutering your pets also help in reducing the number of cases that has to do with dog bites and attacks, car accident, and uncontrollable defecation in private property and the resultant damage.
Conclusively, by spaying or neutering your pets, you will help control the number of unwanted animals in the world that die yearly in shelters or through other means. Statistics shows that an animal is euthanized every three seconds of the day, this fact is quite disturbing and it is as a result of pet owners not spaying or neutering their pets to control their population. By taking a step to spay or neuter your pet, you would have done a lot of good to yourself, the animal and the entire community.
Please visit the Humane Society of Union county for more information on the Low Cost Spay Neuter clinic http://www.hs-uc.org/spay-neuter-clinic/