Petfinder.com research shows it costs about $800 to care for a pet in its first year of life. After that maintaining a pet’s health and well-being is estimated around $500 annually – and that doesn’t include unexpected emergency care. Pets are definitely an investment of time, love and finances. That’s why it’s critical to spay and neuter to prevent any additional cats or dogs from being born. And if that isn’t a strong enough reason, consider that approximately 4 million healthy animals are euthanized each year in the United States because there simply aren’t enough homes.
- Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
- Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats.
- Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
- Prevents pregnancy and pregnancy/delivery complications.
- Prevents unwelcome males from trying to seek out your female pet in heat.
- If done before 6 months, prevents testicular cancer and gland problems.
- Reduces roaming urge (less likely to contract a disease, get in a fight or suffer injuries from other animals and cars).
- Eliminates sexual discomfort, distress, or distraction…making your pet happier and more content.
- Reduces the distracting and destructive behavior associated with wanting a mate.