The risk of cancer is drastically decreased in a
sterilized animal. Male dogs are much more likely to contract prostate
cancer if they are not neutered. Female dogs face the same risk, only
it's mammary cancer that'll get them in the end. The earlier you spay or
neuter your pet, the lower the risk; the later you spay or neuter your
pet, the higher the risk. If an animal is spayed or neutered before the
age of six months, there is almost a 100% chance they will never get
prostate or ovarian cancer, after the age of six months, the chances of
getting cancer are greatly decreased.
Your male dog cannot masturbate or practice family
planning. The testosterone coursing through his body makes him anxious
and unsettled. Some veterinarians even believe that intact dogs suffer
from neuroses and this manifests itself by obsessive-compulsive
disorders such as excessive licking, staring into space or
self-mutilation by scratching.
Instinct dictates that your sweet little homebody pet go
out and procreate. The maternal instinct is the strongest animal
instinct there is. Think about it, the survival of a species depends on
the ability of the species to procreate, so the need to breed is built
in. When we spay or neuter our animals, we are removing the hormones
that feed into that instinct. The need to wander around the neighborhood
searching for "easy" one-night stands is very strong in both the male
and female dog and cat. Remove that need, and not even the cutest
Burmese or Bichon bitch in a bikini will turn your male dog's head. And
your female won't be out looking for the Leonardo DeCaprio of the dog
(or cat) world!
Think of all the vet bills for all the health-related
problems that afflict intact animals, the vet bills for check-ups and
vaccines for all those litters of puppies and kittens, the surrender
fees at the shelter for all those litters of puppies and kittens, the
newspaper ads for all those litters of puppies and kittens, the
hospitalization of queens or bitches in distress. You get the idea!
5. Senseless Slaughter
The billions of kittens and puppies, dogs and cats that
are killed in our nations' pounds every year due to irresponsible pet
ownership. In her lifetime, one unspayed female can be responsible for
hundreds of thousands of unwanted animals. Think of it this way, using a
cat as an example: One cat can have 2-3 litters per year. Each litter
can be 1-12 kittens, each of those kittens can have 2-3 litters per
year, and so on and so on and on and on........
6. Cost again......
Rabies tags are required in every state in America. The
cost of a rabies tag for an intact animal in Palm Beach County, Florida,
is $35, the cost of the same tag in a sterilized animal is $11.
Many states are now moving towards mandatory
sterilization for animals at large. Fines can be levied and penalties
are provided for females in heat wandering around at large.
Ummmm, are intact male dogs really all that pretty to
look at from behind?
Your enlightened friends will see you as a hero. You
will be setting a positive example for everyone else, and the folks at
animal control who work in the euthanasia room will be very grateful.
10. Spike Lee said it all: "Do the Right Thing"
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