February is Spay and Neuter Awareness Month and we’d like to help spread the word of the importance of spaying and neutering your dogs and cats.
You may have read the popular article before, but for those of you who haven’t, we wanted to post it once more. The author is unknown and therefore shareable. If you need more information on spaying or neutering your pet, please call us at 480-987-4555. We will review with you the importance of spaying and neutering and schedule your pre-spay or neuter exam. Please read on…
The 10 Worst Excuses Not to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
- “Just one Litter and then we’ll have “Fluffy” spayed. (studies show that the entire pet overpopulation stems from the “just one litter” mentality.)
- “My dog doesn’t run loose, so he doesn’t need to be fixed.” (Murphy’s Law says otherwise.)
- “We always find homes for the kittens/puppies.” (And that means that an equal number of kittens or puppies at the pound will be killed.)
- “I want the children to witness the miracle of birth.” (Rent a video. Oh yes, and also make sure they witness the killing of innocent recently “birthed” kittens and puppies.)
- “My dog is so cute and unique; there should be more of her.” (The shelters and pounds are full of cute and unique pets, most with only a few days to live.)
- “It’s not natural.” (There hasn’t been anything “natural” about dogs since we began to develop breeds thousands of years ago.)
- “I just couldn’t look my dog in the eye if I had him castrated.” (Watch it, you’re anthropomorphizing.)
- “A female dog or cat should have at least one litter for health reasons.” (Medically, factually and ethically, indefensible.) (You actually reduce the chances of testicular, mammary and uterine cancer if spayed or neutered.)
- “Neutering my dog will make him fat and lazy.” (Too much food and not enough exercise make a dog fat and lazy.)
- “Fixing my pet will change it’s personality.” (The primary influences on an animal’s personality are the kindness and care with which it is raised.)
If your pet is not spayed or neutered please make an appointment with your Veterinarian today and get it done! Thank you for promoting responsible pet ownership!