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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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3 great reasons to get your dog or cat spayed/neutered

For anyone with a dog or cat, getting her or him spayed or neutered is the one of the most important things you can do for your companion.   The obvious benefit is that you are preventing the birth of unwanted puppies or kittens. But did you know that sterilized pets are:

  1. Less likely to wander and stray. Spayed / neutered pets are less likely to run off and potentially get lost or injured.
  2. Less likely to exhibit behavioral issues. Spayed / neutered pets are less likely to spray and mark territory.  They also tend to be more sociable toward their person and other pets.
  3. Less likely to contract serious illness. Unsterilized males and females are at greater risk of many cancers including mammary gland cancer and testicular cancer.

NootersDogcoloredBy spaying or neutering you dog or cat, you are also doing your part to help reduce pet overpopulation.

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