BENEFITS OF SPAYING AND NEUTERING
Spaying (female) and neutering (male) are surgical operations that involve the removal of an animal companion’s reproductive organs. Dr. Brian Voynick, owner and director of the American Animal Hospital in New Jersey, said the right age for cats to get spayed or neutered is at six months, before they reach their sexual maturity. But aside from population control, why is it important to spay or neuter our pets?
Through their website, Humane Society International presented the many benefits of spaying or neutering companion animals. Here are some of them.
REDUCES HEALTH RISK
If animals are spayed or neutered before reaching sexual maturity, their chance of having fatal health conditions and transmissible diseases like pyometra, TVT, and reproductive cancers is decreased.
ELIMINATES UNWANTED BEHAVIOR
Females will no longer experience a heat cycle; hence, eliminating attraction and approach of male cats or dogs. The urge to mark territories (spraying urine) in males will be greatly reduced.
LEADS TO LONGER LIVES
A spayed or neutered animal tends to live longer because they are at less risk of contracting infections and other conditions.