When you spay your dog or cat you are making the responsible choice not only for your pet but for the larger population of pets. There are millions of animals annually that are euthanized because they are simply unwanted. Doing your part to control the pet population is the right thing to do.
Spay and neuter cost is a small price to pay to help keep the pet populations down, and more importantly, help your pet to live a long healthy life. A vet hospital can spay your cat or dog for less than you think.
Your pet should be seen annually by your vet until they are older when they should visit the vet twice a year. Vets highly recommend that you spay and neuter your pet to help keep them healthy longer.
The Cost of NOT Spaying Your Dog or Cat
The cost of not have your SPCA neuter and spay vet can be measured in the potential health problems that they may experience down the road. Even if your pet never comes into contact with a male to mate with, there are real health risks to not spaying your female. Spaying can help to:
- Reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections
- Prevent reproductive cancer
- Eliminate the drive to wander while in heat
The health benefits of having your vet clinic spay your dog are tremendous. The sooner the procedure is done the better chance there is your dog or cat will never have to deal with breast tumors. They will never develop uterine cancer, and they will avoid painful urinary tract infections.
The cost of not having your dog or cat spayed is that they will run the risk of increased UTI’s and can develop reproductive organ cancers. Your pet depends on you to make the right health decisions for them.
Eliminating Dangerous Behaviors
Female dogs and cats that are allowed to go in heat develop seeking behaviors. They search for a male to mate with. This behavior can put your precious pet in a lot of danger. They will roam and do what they can to get out into the world to find a mate.
You never want to put your pet in dangers way. It can be very difficult for your furry friend to fight their natural instincts no matter how attached they are to you and your family. Losing a beloved family member is tragic when it is avoidable.
Spay and neuter your pet for the love of your pet. Give them every opportunity to live a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted life as part of your family.