If you’ve ever had to deal with the headaches of an unexpected pet pregnancy, or a dog that continually runs away, you’ll have heard how important spaying and neutering is.
It’s even more important than you think.
On the health side of things, both spaying and neutering your pets can help reduce the risk for many different types of tumors. As well, spayed or neutered pets live longer, and are less likely to fight and be injured.
In reality, the most important reason to spay and neuter pet is to curtail overpopulation.
Just in the United States alone, every day 9,000 healthy animals are euthanized in shelters. These deaths aren’t all due to bad habits or disease. In fact, most of these deaths are due to overpopulation and too few owners.
When you allow your pets to remain unsprayed or unneutered you’re significantly and recklessly increasing the risk that your animal will reproduce.
If you aren’t keen on keeping large litters of puppies or kittens, you have no excuse for your pet to not be spayed or neutered.
Not only does the process increase your pet’s life span, it helps to fight against the horrendous situation we face every day of killing animals just because they weren’t wanted.
The most important things pet owners can do to fight this is to spay and neuter their pets. Pets that are adopted from shelters have already been spayed or neutered.