Facts about pet spay and neuter

Did you know…dog spay and neuter

  • Millions of healthy cats, dogs and other pets are euthanized in the U.S. each year.
  • On average, about 65% of animals that end up in shelters are euthanized.
  • Purebred animals account for about 30% or more of homeless pets at shelters.

“Fixed” pets are healthier.

  • They live longer, healthier lives.
  • They have fewer health problems, including some that are serious.
  • Females do not get uterine or ovarian cancer and have fewer occurrences of breast cancer.
  • Males do not get testicular cancer and have fewer occurrences of prostate disease.

“Fixed” pets are more sociable.cat neuter

  • They are more affectionate.
  • They are less likely to spray and mark territory.
  • They do not go into a heat cycle, during which females can cry and attract males.
  • They have fewer behavior and temperament problems.
  • They are less likely to roam, run away or get into fights.

You know what they say about rabbits…

  • Pet rabbits need “fixing” too!
  • Altering rabbits can reduce behaviors such as lunging, mounting, spraying, and boxing.
  • Spaying can prevent ovarian, mammarian and uterine cancers in females.

For more information, visit The Humane Society of the United States website at www.hsus.org and the ASPCA website atwww.aspca.org.

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