Spaying, neutering curbs pet overpopulation, makes pets healthier
The most common surgeries performed in small animal veterinary medicine are spays and neuters. Traditionally, dogs and cats are altered to assist in population control. While the Humane Society of the United States reports about 6-8 million animals are admitted annually into shelters across the country, it also estimates 3-4 million of these animals are euthanized each year due to the lack of available homes. This astounding number does not account for stray animals living and dying alone “on the streets.”
Health concerns and extending the quality of pets’ lives have also become a major incentive to altering our pets. Many serious health risks can be minimized or prevented altogether with spaying and neutering — especially if done at an early age.
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