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10 Reasons Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

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Are you wondering why you should spay or neuter your dog or cat? Hree are the top 10 reasons to spay and neuter in Los Lunas.

10 Lower veterinary bills!

Spayed and neutered pets are less likely to get a variety of diseases. There is a lower risk of breast cancer or life-threatening uterine infections. No risk of testicular cancer and a lower risk of prostate disease. No….ahem….and no cancer!

9 Better smelling house!

Spayed and neutered pets are significantly less likely to mark their territory. This means they are less likely to pee on your furniture and walls. Why? Because marking is used to attract the opposite sex and when they are fixed they are not looking to attract the opposite sex It is also used as a way to mark territory in an attempt to establish dominance. Spayed and neutered pets are less aggressive and have less need to establish territory.

8 Less Stress!

Unaltered cats will yowl and write and cry through heat…which there can be 10 months of heat cycles in a year. Oh yes…10! Plus, your dog is less likely to hump people’s legs. No more social awkwardness as you tell people “oh, he just likes you.”

7 Less likely to run away!

Your pets are also less likely to run away because they are not looking for a mate. No urge to breed means no urge to run around the neighborhood looking for that in head female.

6 Fewer Fights!

Neutered males are less aggressive to both animals and people, especially if altered when they are young.

5 More Focused on You!

Altered pets are not looking for mates, which makes them more focused on the humans in their lives.

4 No unwanted puppies or kittens!

Female cats can have, on average, 3 litters a year! Dogs can breed twice a year! At 4 kittens per litter, that is 12 kittens! At 10 puppies per litter, that is 20 puppies! All of that in just one year. According to the ASPCA, one unspayed female cat and her offspring have the potential to produce 420,000 kitten and one female dog and her offspring can produce 97,000 puppies. That is a lot of animals to take care of, or a lot of animals wandering the streets.

3 No babies from babies!

Cats can breed as early as 4 months old and dogs as early as 6 months old.

2 More homes for homeless pets!

There are an upward of 8 million homeless pets across the country. If you spay/neuter your pet, you are not contributing to the growth of the unwanted animal population and helping the ones in the shelters find homes.

1 You prevent death and suffering in cats and dogs!

With 8 million animals in shelters, over half of those will be euthanized because they will not find homes. There are many feral cats and wild dogs that don’t make it into shelters and get diseases, becoming public health and safety risks. Overpopulation is the number one life risk for cats and dogs.

Help keep companion animals out of the shelter and off the streets by spaying/neutering your pets.  Vetco offers low-cost spay/neuter at our clinic. Call today and make your appointment.

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The information provided on this website is written by Vetco staff. All information is meant to be informational and is not meant as veterinary advice. If you have a health question regarding your pet, their treatment or anything concerning their veterinary care, please call Vetco to consult with a veterinarian.