Why Spay and Neuter?
1. Spaying and neutering can help your pet live a longer, healthier life.
2. Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
3. You will reduce the number of animals who are euthanized due to overpopulation. Of the 6.8 million homeless pets entering shelters, 2.7 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized in shelters annually.
4. Fix your pet, fix behavioral issues! Altered animals are generally more docile & easier to train.
5. Spaying and neutering can provide major health benefits. Unspayed female cats and dogs have a greater chance of developing pyometra (a fatal uterine infection), uterine cancer and other cancers of the reproductive system. Neutering your male pets eliminates their risk of testicular cancer and lowers their risk of prostate cancer.
7. It is highly cost-effective. Compared the price of spaying or neutering your pets, caring for a pet with a reproductive system cancer or pyometra (as described in numbers 5 and 6) can easily run into five to ten times as much as a routine spay or neuter surgery.
8. You community will benefit. Unwanted animals are becoming a very real concern in many places. Stray animals can easily become a public nuisance. Additionally, the capture, impoundment and eventual destruction of unwanted animals costs taxpayers and private humanitarian agencies over a billion dollars each year.
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Spay & Neuter facts from avma.org