There are many medical and behavioral benefits to having your pet spayed. Eliminates potential problems and risks involved with pregnancy and birth. Eliminates the common problem of uterine cancer as your pet gets older. Eliminates the frantic pacing and crying by the female while in heat (cats are especially vocal at this time.) Decreases your pets desire to roam in search of a mate. Lets your pet relax and enjoy being part of the family.
Spaying will make my pet fat… Too much food and not enough exercise are the main causes of obesity.
She should have at least 1 litter… It is actually better for her NOT to have a litter or a heat period before being spayed. We can spay her as early as 6 months of age.
Spaying will hurt her … Spaying is a safe and relatively painless operation done by a licensed veterinarian. Your pet will appreciate the freedom from sexual frustration and repeated parenthood.
But I can find homes for the puppies or kittens… You may be able to place your puppies or kittens, but are they all good homes? Remember each time you place one of your puppies or kittens, somewhere else an animal is being killed because there was no room for him/ her. Right now in the United States 15 million animals are being euthanized each year.