Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Did you know that February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month? It’s also Prevent A Litter Month. Although we will be the first ones to admit that puppies and kittens are absolutely adorable, if you want to promote good animal welfare—and keep your pet healthy and happy—it’s important to get your furry pal fixed. A local Marietta, GA vet explains why in this article.

Fight Animal Overpopulation

Getting your pet fixed is one of the best things you can do to help our animal friends. Unwanted litters are a huge factor in the problem of pet overpopulation. Shelters simply can’t keep up with the never-ending stream of homeless pets that come through their doors. Sadly, this means that many millions of sweet pets are euthanized every year. By getting your four-legged buddy fixed, you’re ensuring that they can’t contribute to this serious issue. Keep in mind that even if you find great homes for your pet’s offspring, there’s no way to be sure that their own litters will be as lucky.

Enjoy A Calmer Pet

Generally, pets that have been spayed or neutered are much calmer than those who are still intact. This is because getting Fido and Fluffy fixed curbs the hormonal surges that drives them to mate. Without the urge to find a partner, your pet will be much calmer and happier just hanging out with you. Dogs and cats that have been fixed are much less likely to engage in certain bad behaviors, such as spraying. They also are less apt to try to escape to go looking for love.

Reduce Risk Of Certain Health Issues

Pets that have been fixed have significantly reduce or eliminate the risks of developing certain health issues, such as breast cancer and testicular cancer. Ask your vet for more information on the health benefits of spaying and neutering.

Bonus: No Kitty Concerts

Have you ever heard the amorous love songs of a kitty trying to attract a mate? There’s still a lot we don’t understand about cats, but the fact that they actually think they sound good is definitely near the top of the list. Being spared your lovelorn furball’s ‘caterwauling’ is reason enough to get Fluffy fixed in and of itself!

Do you need to make an appointment to get your pet fixed? Call us, your Marietta, GA vet clinic, today!

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