Spay and Neuter


WHY YOU SHOULD SPAY OR NEUTER
One pair of cats and their offspring can produce 420,000 kittens in 7 years.

One pair of dogs and their offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in 6 years.

70,000 kittens and puppies are born in the US each day.

Only one out of 10 will find a home

 

 

Why Should You Spay/Neuter a Puppy?

Spaying is done on a female dog and that’s when the veterinarian removes the ovaries and the uterus. Neutering is done on a male dog and that’s when the veterinarian removes the testicles.   The first reason you should spay and neuter your puppy is for health reasons. Unspayed females can get mammary tumors and mammary cancer, and unneutered males can get testicular cancer. You don’t want either of those things to happen.

The second reason to spay and neuter your dog is hygiene. Unspayed females go into heat twice a year, and you’re going to have to get sanitary pads and little doggy pampers and believe me you just don’t want to deal with it. Unneutered dogs will lift their leg on just about everything to spray a little bit of urine to mark their territory, to tell other dogs to stay away. This is pretty gross. It smells. You can avoid it by neutering your dog early.

Third reason to spay and neuter your dog is behavioral. Unneutered males can be kind of aggressive. They may not get along with other males, and like I said, they will lift their legs on lots of things.  Female dogs in heat will drive other male dogs to your home, so you’ll have male dogs from all over the neighborhood stopping by and you may end up with an oopsie litter that you don’t want.

Which leads me to my fourth reason to spay and neuter your dog, which is dog overpopulation.  Over 2.7 million dogs are put down every year in shelters across the country just for lack of a good home.

And those are my reasons why you should spay and neuter your puppy.  Quoted from About.com

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