Why Spay and Neuter your Pet?

Puppies and kittens are quite adorable – how can we resist them? There are so many out there and it is our responsibility to make sure those puppies and kittens grow up and live their life to the fullest in a loving home.
Although your dog and cat is cute and you want more of her/him there are a lot of cute puppies/kittens that are sitting in shelters right now that don’t have a loving family like yours.

FACT: In 7 years one female cat and her offspring can produce up to 420,000 kittens.
FACT: In 6 years one female dog and her offspring can produce up to 67,000 puppies.

Other than the pet overpopulation there are other reasons why you should spay and neuter. There are great health benefits that can lengthen the life of your pet.
Health Benefits
1. Disease reduction, which will lengthen the life of your pet.
2. Reduces undesirable aggressiveness and behavior.
3. Stops spread of disease by sexual contact.
4. Eliminates tumors and infections in reproductive organs.
5. May be less likely to stray from home and be injured or killed by predators/vehicles
6. Prevents unwanted strays that can suffer from starvation and disease.

Misconceptions of spaying and neutering.
1. Pets do not need to reproduce to lead normal lives.
2. A female dog/cat should not have one litter of kittens/ puppies before she is spayed. This increases her risk of mammary cancer and other tumors and diseases. Females should be spayed before 6 months old to prevent these diseases.
3. Spayed/neutered animals do not become fat and lazy. Their metabolism does slow down a bit but food and exercise needs to be properly regulated with all animals.
4. They do not become boring or miserable. They actually are happier to stay home.
5. Spaying/neutering does not shorten your pet’s life. It prevents serious diseases of reproductive organs.
6. A female cat can get pregnant while nursing a litter of kittens.

Please call Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic today to discuss spaying or neutering pet!

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