Pet Care Tips You Can’t Miss

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Being a pet parent is an incredible joy. Just look at all the funny pet videos online! Pets enrich our lives with their love and calming presence. Youtube pet videos aside, pet tips abound on the internet from suggestions about choosing the right vet to how to pick the right pet food. One of the most important pet care tips is often one of the most overlooked, however. Pet care tips rarely mention how important it is to sterlize pets, especially cats and dogs.

Benefits of Spaying

  • Eliminates heat cycles, keeping males from being attracted
  • Less desire to roam
  • Reduces risk of uterine infections and breast cancers which are fatal in about half of dogs and 90% of cats, especially when done before the first heat cycle
  • Eliminates potential for unwanted kittens or puppies
  • Extends life span and promotes better health

Benefits of Neutering

  • Eliminates risk of spraying and marking
  • Less desire to roam, reducing risk for being hit by a car. Surveys show that 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered.
  • Eliminates risk of testicular cancer and reduces risk of prostate disease
  • Eliminates potential for unwanted kittens or puppies
  • Decreases aggressive behavior
  • Extends life span and promotes better health

General Benefits

  • Costs less than having and caring for a litter
  • Performed under anesthesia, eliminating pain during the procedure
  • Increases life span by one to three years
  • Helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation

Of all the pet care tips available, sterilizing your pet is one of the most essential. Give your pet more time and a happier, healthier life by spaying or neutering him or her as early as possible.