My little Jack Russell mix got neutered the other day and I would be lying if I said I didn’t cry when I picked him up from the vet. He looked at me with the saddest eyes ever. As if he were saying, “Momma, you let them hurt me.” I cried the whole way home with his little cone head in my lap. He won’t leave my side right now.
But Genevieve, my oldest pup was spayed as soon as she reached the age to get it done as well. I feel like it’s super important to take care of your pet in every way including this necessary surgery. It makes me so upset to hear when people let their dogs keep breeding over and over and over.
According to the ASPCA website: spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases. Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
According to Pets WebMD: Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.
On top of all of the health risks it reduces, take a look at the statistics of euthanized breeds.
Most humane societies are over flowing with stray and abandoned dogs. In fact, my local shelter isn’t even accepting dogs or cats at the moment because there are too many there as it is. Where do these animals go that are turned away? Who cares for them? Where do they find a safe, warm area to sleep? Where do they find their next meal? Who loves on them? And yet, people are breeding their animals to multiply the population.
BOTTOM LINE: ADOPT. DON’T SHOP. SPAY & NEUTER YOUR FUR BABIES!
What are your thoughts? Do you disagree with this? Why?
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