Don’t put off getting your pet neutered
New research from PDSA has revealed that 4.4 million pets are unneutered, leaving them in danger of life-threatening illnesses.
Vet charity PDSA today warned many much-loved family pets’ lives are at risk, as nearly three million dogs, 770,000 cats and 720,000 rabbits are unneutered, leaving them susceptible to various dangerous conditions such as womb infections and cancers.
The charity’s vets are urging owners to get their pets neutered – a potentially life-saving, simple procedure that can help pets live longer, healthier lives.
The PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report produced in conjunction with YouGov, has revealed why pets aren’t being neutered.
The main reason given by owners was Haven’t thought about it (22 per cent), followed by Don’t believe in it (16 per cent) and Not got round to it (14 per cent).
PDSA Vet Rebecca Ashman, said: “Sadly, vet practices across the UK see the devastating consequences of leaving pets unneutered all too often.
“Many cancers can be prevented by neutering, as can horrendous life-threatening conditions such as womb infections.
“As well as avoiding unwanted litters, neutering can have many health benefits for your pet. It’s best not to delay – health problems in unneutered pets are more likely as they get older.
“We all love our pets, so it’s important to prevent potential problems arising when we can.
“I’d highly recommend owners speak to their vet to avoid future heartache.”
STAY HEALTHY Pets should be neutured