Spaying or neutering your pet has more benefits than just keeping unplanned litters from being born. In addition to helping control pet populations, spaying or neutering has a lot of health benefits for your pet, including living longer. Here are more reasons why you should spay or neuter your pet. Contact your veterinarian to have your pet spayed or neutered.
Prevent Cancer in Your Pet
Spaying has been shown to help prevent breast cancer and uterine infections in dogs and cats. These diseases have high fatality rates. Likewise, neutering your male pet helps prevent testicular cancer.
Keep Your Female Pet from Going into Heat
If you have ever been around a dog or cat in heat, you know how it affects them. It is a strange experience for everyone involved. You can prevent it from ever happening by spaying your pet before her first heat.
Help Your Male Pet Stick Around
Neutering your dog or cat reduces the risk of him wandering off. This helps him stay healthy by keeping him out of trouble with other animals or getting hit by a car. It’s also good for the community to keep the neighborhood clear of wandering pets.
And Help Him Be More Well Behaved
Neutered dogs and cats also tend to be better behaved. With less urge to mark territory and exhibit aggressive behavior, he will be a more cuddly version of himself.
Combat Pet Overpopulation
All those new puppies that result from not spaying or neutering have to live somewhere. Since there are already a lot of pets in shelters needing someone to adopt them, we can all do our part in controlling the pet population by spaying and neutering our pets.
Help Your Pet Live a Longer Life
All these factors can add up to a longer life for your spayed or neutered pet. Reduced chances of illness and risk factors and improved behavior contribute to a longer, healthier life for you to enjoy together.