Sterilizing your pet is one of the most important parts of being a responsible and thoughtful animal owner. In addition there are many benefits to having it done. There is no need to be worried about the procedure itself as it is a simple one and does not adversely affect your darling. Here's what you need to know about the procedure.
Sterilizing your dog or cat simply involves removing the testicles (castration) in the case of a male, or the ovaries and uterus (spaying) in case of a female. This means that the desexing process is different depending on whether your dog is a male or a female. This is done in order to prevent the animal from being able to reproduce as well as preventing behavioural problems or certain illnesses. Sterilization is a procedure that should be done by a vet only.
The benefits are:
• No risk of an unwanted pregnancy, so you do not have to find homes for puppies and kittens
• Sterilized dogs and cats are much less likely to escape as they do not want to find potential mates
• Hereditary conditions cannot be passed on
• Sterilizing causes cats and especially dogs to become less aggressive and calmer
• Sterilizing reduces the risk of cancer or problems within the reproductive organs
Just recently a pregnant dog was dropped off at the shelter, because the owner was not capable of caring for them. And now seven little puppies are at FORA trying to find a new home.
FORA (Friends of Rescued Animals) is a Pro-Life Animal Shelter which cares for mistreated, abused and unwanted dogs and cats. Every single new animal gets a vet check, vaccinated and sterilized, to prevent more unwanted puppies and kittens from being born is one of the shelter's priorities. Click here to see all their dogs and cats looking for loving homes.