There are plenty of reasons to consider spaying or neutering your cat or dog. Some pet owners may be hesitant about the idea of their pets getting this surgery, but those who understand the benefits of spaying or neutering a pet embrace the idea of having this procedure done for their cat or dog. Here are some facts that reinforce the importance of spaying or neutering your pet.

Spaying or neutering minimizes behaviors related to hormones

The process of spaying a female dog or cat puts an end to their heat cycle. By eliminating such a process, female dogs and cats no longer seek out male dogs with whom they can reproduce.

Neutering greatly reduces a male dog’s inclination to seek out female dogs for breeding purposes. This can reduce a male dog or cat’s likelihood of showing hostile behaviors. Male cats who have not been neutered are inclined to mark their territories with urine, so neutering your furry friend will put an end to this desire.

Spaying or neutering also reduces your pet’s desire to go search for a mate. Both male and female dogs and cats that have not been neutered will instinctually want to disperse in search of a mate, so spaying or neutering your pet will curb your pet’s desire to leave your home.

Spaying or neutering reduces health risks for your pets

Spaying a cat or dog before its first heat estrous cycle will significantly minimize the likelihood of them developing cervical and mammary cancer while eliminating the possibility of ovarian cancer.

Spaying also puts an end to the risk of contracting diseases like pyometra or TVT that may be fatal for your dog. Considering cats, sterilization helps to curb the spread of dangerous diseases such as feline AIDS and feline leukemia.

Spaying or neutering leads to slower population growth.

Populations of homeless cats and dogs are big problems in many countries. Such populations are the result of decades—perhaps centuries—of unregulated cat or dog reproduction. Feral populations of cats and dogs negatively impact the environment, local communities, and the animals themselves.

Disease and bodily harm often run rampant through communities of feral animals. In some areas, feral cats and dogs reproduce at rates faster than they can be sterilized and rehomed, leading to the need to euthanize some animals.

Sterilizing your pet helps to protect cats and dogs by ensuring that the growth of feral cat and dog populations will be slowed.

Here at PetWow, we are passionate about keeping your pets happy and healthy. We offer sterilization services for your cat or dog and provide owners with guidance on how to make their pets comfortable after the surgery. If you think it may be time to spay or neuter your furry friend, check out our services today!

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