For some families, pets can be the centerpiece that holds them together. We love our animals, and our animals love us, too. A lot of us wouldn’t know what to do without them. There’s a reason they’re called “man’s best friend.” Thankfully, many people know one of the best things you can do is to spay your pet.
With how many dogs and cats that are feral, it’s crucial to spay and neuter your pets so as not to increase the number of stray animals. For this reason, most if not all animal rescue shelters will require this to be done to your pet before adoption. This is to decrease the number of animals that are born and unfortunately left without homes. There are over 75 million pet dogs in the U.S., more than in any other country, so you can only imagine how many don’t have homes. Should you need to spay your pet, call your local veterinarian or veterinary hospital nearby to make an appointment.
Not only does spaying your pet help decrease the number of feral animals, but it also helps with aggression and sexual tendencies. You may notice your dog has a favorite pillow or is constantly messing with your leg. This could all be resolved should you take your pet to an animal hospital and have the procedure done. Dogs and cats will also show more aggression towards people and other animals if they have not been spayed.
However, veterinary offices offer more services than just spaying and neutering pets. Should your animal ever get injured, your vet’s office is who is going to take the best care of them. They also provide routine shots and vaccinations to make sure your pet is as healthy as can be. It’s important you remember to stay up to date on your pet’s shots and vaccines, otherwise, they may be more susceptible to preventable diseases.
Unfortunately, we know some animals hate going to the vet’s office. Should this be the case for you, do not concede! It will be better for your pet in the long run if you force them to make the trip. And, when its all said and done, it gives you an excuse to shower your pet in treats and toys, which we know they’ll enjoy.