If you’ve ever watched The Price is Right, you’ve heard Bob Barker’s classic closing, “Remember to spay and neuter your pets.” This is good advice for any pet owner as many times it can add to the health and happiness of both pet and owner. Here are some reason’s why you should spay and neuter your pets.
The importance of spaying and neutering your pet cannot be overstated. For one thing, millions of stray cats and dogs are euthanized in kennels every year. Many pet owners opt to forgo spaying and neutering their animals because they want to avoid the cost. It is however, much more expensive to care for a litter of cats or dogs than it is to spay or neuter your pets. Spay and neutering also decreases the burden on shelters to have to care for unwanted animals.
The decision to spay and neuter your pets should not strictly be based on money. Spaying and neutering animals can add to their health and life satisfaction. It has been found that sterilizing male dogs drastically reduces their chance of contracting certain cancers. The decision to spay and neuter your pets also increases their life expectancy and decreases their levels of discomfort from the urge to reproduce.
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