Neutering Animals

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According to the Humane Society of the United States, estimated 6-8 million homeless animals enter an animal shelter each year. Every breed differs but most animals( speaking mainly of cats and dogs) go into heat cycle about every six months. If your dog lives to be 12 years old, that gives them 24 chances to become pregnant and reproduce litters over the course of their life. Unless you are a breeder and plan on making a income off your pets, then you should spay and neuter them. Other names associated with spay and neuter would be fixing, De-sexing, or castration. Fixing your pets have more health benefits then risks. Spaying or neutering of an animal is the surgical sterilization of the male or female reproductive system. For females, it is considered spaying. This involves removal of the entire reproductive organs. Another name for this would be a ovariohysterectomy, the surgical …show more content…
Some animals lack the hormones they need for their thyroid and start showing signs or weight gain or different hair texture. The lost of testosterone in males can also make them less active. While undergoing the operation your pet does have to be given general anesthesia. Anesthesia is process of putting one unconscious. Whenever you deal with anesthesia, there is a risk factor. Some people do not believe in the use of anesthesia around the world. Also depending on where live, the cost of the procedure could be pricey. There are always community shelters or humane services that you can reach out to for help. In other words, yes there are some risk factors to spay and neutering your pets but to me the benefits out weight the risks. If you believe your animal should live a long and happy life, and you don't want to see millions of homeless healthy animal's be euthanized. Then you should go and make an appointment right away to get your pet spayed or neutered. Every paw

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