Sometimes there is just too much of a good thing…then there’s a problem. In the case of dogs and cats, the problem is pet overpopulation. Each year between ten to twelve million dogs and cats are euthanized simply because there are not enough homes. Only the most “fortunate” victims make it into good shelters to be counted and killed.
- Spaying and neutering are safe, simple surgeries that stop animals from breeding.
- Females are spayed, males are neutered.
- It’s just as important to neuter males as it is to spay females. There is theoretically no limit to the number of offspring male dogs and cats can produce.
- Spaying and neutering reduces or eliminates the risk of certain types of cancers.
- Spaying and neutering often eliminates undesirable behaviors such as fighting, spraying, and roaming.
- Animals DO NOT become less protective of their guardians as a result of being spayed or neutered.
- Spaying and neutering is as vital to your pet’s overall well being as routine physical examinations, good nutrition, grooming, playtime, and love.
- In six years one female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies.