From Dakota’s Den: While reading blogs on February 18, 2013 I came across this post from my friend, Kim Thomas who writes the wonderful blog CindyLu’s Muse and loved it!
Kim is one of the first people I met when I began blogging in 2009, and I greatly admire her. I contacted Kim and asked if I could “re-post” this blog post on World Spay Day and she graciously gave her permission. I am a strong believer in the importance of spaying/neutering and loved this concise and straight forward blog post. Thank you Kim!
February is National Spay/Neuter Month – a reminder that there’s no better time than the present to ensure your pet is taken care of in the best way you can!
- Collectively, with more spay/neuters, a community will have less stray pets, less disturbance and damage caused by them, and lower tax expenditures for the shelter of homeless pets.
- You won’t add to the millions of homeless pets that are euthanized every year.
- Eliminate your risk! The average number of litters a fertile cat produces is one to two a year; the average number of kittens is four to six per litter.*
- Eliminate your risk! The average number of litters a fertile dog produces is one a year; the average number of puppies is four to six.*
- It’s cheaper! Spay/Neuter costs less than raising puppies or kittens.
- Reduces/eliminates spraying and marking, in cats.
- Reduces/eliminates desire to roam, territorial fighting and resulting injury and disease, in cats.
- Reduces aggressive behavior, including associated dog bites.
- Reduces/eliminates mammary gland/ovarian/uterine and testicular cancers and prostate disease.
- Encourages longer, healthier life for your pet.
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