Have your pets spayed or neutered

Published 7:00 am Friday, June 8, 2018

If you are a pet owner, you may be the proud temporary caretaker of a slew of much smaller and younger versions of your pet.

Reproduction is key in the long lasting existence of every species.

But there are times when the course of nature may need to be curbed, especially when pets are concerned.

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As the weeks go on and you continue to try to find homes for these young dogs and cats, the thought of getting your pet fixed once this litter is out of the house may cross your mind.

That is unless you want to go through this cycle yet again.

Admittedly there’s nothing cuter than kittens and puppies.

Their small stature and playful nature are why we care for them with such enthusiasm.

But keep in mind, if you don’t get your dog or cat spayed or neutered, you will be back in the situation of making lots of posts on social media or calling friends to try and find these worthy pets a good home.

In an effort to save the time and hassle of finding good homes for litters of cats and dogs, consider ending the cycle.

Not only does having your pet spayed or neutered save you from that task, it helps improve the health of your pet.

No longer will your female pets have to go through the stressful situation of giving life to the next generation, and then providing them with nourishment until they can be weaned.

Male pets can benefit from the procedure as well.

Competition for mates among males often leads to confrontations, which can result in costly trips to your veterinarian.

When a male pet has been neutered, the need to engage in fights with other males is negated.

So, do yourself and your pet a favor if you haven’t already. Get them spayed or neutered.