The most important thing to know about spaying and neutering is that it saves lives. Neutering or spaying your pet is a responsible step towards making your pet dog or cat better behaved and healthy. Neutering is the removal of an animal’s reproductive organ which means your pet can’t breed. In this age of growing pet population, neutering animal is the most viable solution.
In India, every few minutes puppies or kittens are born – Many by accident. Un-neutered male dogs who are not able to mate and are sexually un-satisfied tend to show frustration and aggression. Unspayed female dogs attract unwanted attention. From a psychological and biological point of view, spaying or neutering such pets is the best thing for your dog. The cruel way to control this increasing pet population is putting the dog in sleep. Hence, neuter your dog to save his life.
Myths and facts about spaying or neutering
Myth – My dog will be a less man after spaying.
Fact – It’s a dog’s basic instinct to protect home and family. Spaying or neutering your pet will not lessen their potential to protect you.
Myth – Not breeding will make my pet aggressive.
Fact – Unlike humans, animals do not suffer any kind of emotional reaction or sexual identity crisis. Neutering will not change a pet’s basic personality.
Myth – My pet will become fatty and less active.
Fact – Neutered pets live a more healthy life. Pets do not become fat and lazy after spaying or neutering.
Myth – Spaying is expensive.
Fact – Spaying or neutering may seem to be an expensive step. However, in long run, you will accept it as a cheaper step as it makes your pet healthier and reduces chances of serious illness like cancers.
Myth – My pet is a pure breed. I want a puppy just like my dog.
Fact – Your pet may be a good pure breed. But is it a fair reason to make them produce puppies who in future might end up in animal shelters?
You can only control what decisions you make with your own pet, not the decisions other people make with theirs. Your pet’s puppies and kittens, or their puppies or kittens, could end up in an animal shelter, as one of the many homeless pets in every community competing for a home. Will they be one of the lucky ones?
Making the decision to spay or neuter means – having fewer pets – but as sweet, loving, caring and healthy as you want them to be.
Spaying means – Healthy life – Better Life – longer Life.