Today is World Spay Day. Today is important because getting your pets fixed could very well save their lives. According to Pets.WebMD.Com, here are just a few of the reasons why you should spay and neuter your pets…
- Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
- Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.
Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer.
- Your neutered male will be much better behaved.
Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.
- It is highly cost-effective.
The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered tom escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray!
- Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.
- Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.
From NationalToday.Com, here are just a few ways you can celebrate today…
HOW TO OBSERVE WORLD SPAY DAY
- Call 1-800-248-SPAY
Even animal rights organizations like PETA are pro animal sterilization, and have set up a hotline to help you find your nearest low-cost spay and neuter clinic.
- Celebrate your pets’ neutering
Getting your pet neutered or spayed means there’ll be no more aggression or urine marking. There’ll be less roaming, fighting, and moodiness. In exchange, your companions will also likely become more interested in you, instead of finding a mate. And they’ll still protect you and your family. It’s a party!
- Tell your friends about it
If you have friends who talk about wanting to leave their pets “intact”, tell them they’re just stupid, okay? And take some of our key facts about spaying and neutering, to show them why.