Compelling reasons for spaying Vancouver WA pets
There are several benefits of spaying your female cats and dogs. Benefits for pets, their owners, and the wider community. Veterinarians and animal advocacy groups recommend spaying for several reasons.
First of all, spaying can put an end to pet overpopulation. Pet overpopulation is a serious consequence of irresponsible decisions made by pet owners. Annually, thousands of unwanted pets are taken to shelters and pounds. Many of them are never adopted, some will eventually be euthanized. The smart way to prevent accidental or unwanted litters is through conscientious spaying of female pets.
Spaying increases your pet’s chance of a longer and healthier life. It can prevent some serious conditions in cats and dogs.
- Spaying pets before their first estrus cycle greatly reduces their risk of developing mammary cancer. This type of cancer can be fairly common in unspayed females.
- Older unspayed pets are at risk for contracting a bacterial infection of the uterus which can be fatal. Approximately 25% of unspayed females will suffer from pyometra before they reach the age of 10.
- Risk for ovarian and uterine tumors is completely eliminated.
- Spayed female pets won’t go into heat, saving owners from unwanted behaviors and inconvenience.
Finally, spaying your pet is beneficial for your community. Unwanted animals have become a concern in many areas. Stray animals can cause public nuisance problems. They soil parks and streets, ruin landscaping and create noise disturbances. They can also frighten people and pets, kill livestock, and cause car accidents. All of this can be eliminated with an end to pet overpopulation.
We hope this convinces you to spay your female dogs and cats without delay!