Spay or Neuter?

January 30, 2016  

If you have a pet, you may be facing a serious decision soon. Whether you have a dog or a cat, you will need to consider having them spayed or neutered. There are several reasons why you may consider spaying your pet or having them neutered. Contrary to popular belief, the benefits that are associated with these procedures have the ability to help your pet.

Female Pets

Spaying your female pet will prevent various illnesses and promote a healthier life. Uterine infections and breast cancer are common in both female dogs and cats. About 85% or more cats are affected by these issues and about 45% or more dogs are faced with the conditions and illnesses. In order to provide ultimate protection for your female pet, you should consider spaying your furry family member before they encounter going into heat for the first time.

Male Pets

If you are an owner of a male cat or dog, there are several benefits that are associated with the neutering process that you may not have been aware of. The primary benefit in this situation are the health benefits. Aside from preventing having litters that are not wanted, you will be able to prevent the chances of your pet getting testicular cancer. The only way that you will successfully be able to prevent testicular cancer is if you neuter your male pet before they reach 6 months old.

Going into Heat

Although female animals go into heat in order to reproduce, this may not be the best solution for your pet. Certain instances, such as illnesses and diseases could cause your pet to have to be spayed in order for her to continue living a normal life without any hassles. Some people decide to spay their pets to stop total chaos from taking over their home. When a female dog or cat goes into their heat cycle, they let you know it! The moans and groans that they are to let other animals know that they are ready to mate. Hearing these noises at 5 or 6 in the morning can be frustrating. This cycle usually lasts for 5 to 6 days.

Running Away!

A lot of owners of male dogs or cats that their pet becomes more restless and frustrated during certain times. Sometimes, your male pet will attempt to run away from home! A male will do everything in its power to find the perfect mate, even if it means straying off for a few days. If you keep your furry buddy in a fence, don’t be too sure that he will remain where you left him! Several dogs and cats have been known to dig their way to freedom! You may want to keep everything under control due to the fact that your pet could get hurt due to fighting with other animals or sustain injuries due to roaming in traffic.

Behavior

As far as behavior is concerned, male dogs and cats who are not neutered mark their territory every chance they get. Not only is this a mess for you to clean up, but the smell that is left behind is enough to make you clean your entire home! When male dogs and cats have been neutered, they are calm and enjoy the family that has made them a part of their family. A male dog or cat that has not been neutered will reek havoc on anything and everything.