Neutered and spayed pets are cats and dogs that have had their reproductive organs surgically removed. Neutering usually concerns male pets; it is the removal of testicles whereas spaying is the removal of uterus and ovaries of the female pets.
How do they do it?
Both procedures are conducted by a professional veterinarian and of course while your cat or dog is under anesthesia. Spaying is considered more dangerous surgery than Neutering because the productive organs being removed are found inside the body of your pet. They are internal unlike male organs which are external.
Although Neutering and Spaying surgeries are considered risky, most cats and dogs seem to handle the procedure perfectly. You are able to neuter or spay your pet only when they are as young as 7 to 8 weeks of age. That’s to say before your cat or dog reach sexual maturity.
Will my pet gain weight after it’s neutered or spayed?
The only way your neutered or spayed pet can gain weight is through eating. Overfeeding your cat or dog and opening their appétit by offering them treats all day long can highly cause your pet to gain weight and become obese. I’d recommend that you take your pet out for a 10 to 20 minutes walk each day.
Is it really expensive?
After your pet is neutered and spayed, you really made a lifetime investment in his/her health. It’s completely inexpensive contrary to what he rumors say. Comparing the cost of the surgery to the cost of raising a mother cat with 5 or 6 kittens and all the expenses related to vaccination and health care, one would conclude that having your pet neutered and spayed is way better.
What are the benefits of neutering and spaying?
Normally, the obvious reason of why we should neuter or spay our pets is preventing pet overpopulation; however there’re other health-related benefits which neutered and spayed pets may acquire:
- A healthier and longer life for your spayed female: it is commonly known that spaying prevents some infections of the uterine and breast cancer; these serious and fatal illnesses kill over 50 percent of our dogs and more than 85 percent of cats.
- Major health benefits for your male companion: neutering your male pet has proven to prevent some types of fatal illnesses such as testicular cancer. Too, it prevents some unwanted litters.
- Your female pet won’t go into heat: usually female pets go into heat 3 to 4 days each 3 weeks during breeding time to advertise for mates; they start to urinate frequently and make some yowl sounds. So, your spayed female won’t do all of that.
- Your neutered male pet won’t roam away from the house: male pets usually do whatever it takes to find mates during breeding season even if that involves digging under the fence of your courtyard. Once your pet is out, he risks getting crashed by passing cars. So, neutering your male pet is just what you want to do.
- Implementing good behavior: neutered male pets tend to concentrate their attention the humans. Unneutered pets tend to spray strong-smelling urine all around the house in an attempt to mark their territory.
- Neutered and spayed pets are harmless: unlike stray animals which pose a huge threat to the community, neutered and spayed pets help reduce the number of the animals in the streets consequently there’ll be less car accidents, less frightened children and it will prevent the fauna.
To sum up, neutering and spaying our animals is totally conducted for the sake of our pets themselves because we don’t want to see stray animals get crashed under cars’ tires, moreover we want to give our children a good lesson about birth in a responsible way.