Do you have a dog or cat that still hasn't been spayed or neutered? Whether your animal friend is still a puppy or kitten or starting to get older, there's never a bad time to make sure this essential task is taken care of. Here's why you should never delay your pet's appointment to get spayed or neutered.
Spaying or Neutering Can Help Calm Your Pet Down or Keep It on Your Property
Younger male dogs and cats can be more energetic and aggressive toward other males before they are neutered. These pets may also be more likely to get a little too focused on a random female dog or cat wandering through the area or try to cross the street to reach a mating partner.
Female dogs and cats may also be more likely to leave your property in search of a partner when they are in heat. Spaying or neutering your pet can help limit these problems and help your pet have a more agreeable or calm attitude when playing with your kids or the rest of the family.
You Won't Have to Deal With Unexpected Puppies or Kittens and the Financial Costs of Dealing With a Pet Pregnancy
Suddenly discovering that your female dog or cat is pregnant can throw you for a loop. An unexpected pregnancy of any kind for your family is not usually welcome, and that goes for your pets as well. If you find yourself in this situation, you'll be tasked with trying to keep your pet comfortable and will likely have additional bills to pay. Then there's the problem of selling or giving away all of the kittens or puppies that your pet gives birth to. This can be a time-consuming task that distracts you from other important things that need to be done for your family or around the house.
Do Your Part to Keep Cats and Dogs Out of Shelters and Don't Let Your Family Contribute to the Pet Overpopulation Problem
Another reason to get your pet spayed or neutered is that it might be the most humane thing you can do for the pet population. Far too many cats or dogs are already in shelters across the country and at risk of getting euthanized because they can't find an owner to take them home. Having your own pet contribute with another litter of puppies or kittens isn't going to help matters.
Contact a local animal spay office for more information.