To spay or not to spay? That is the question.

A lot of pet owners wonder whether it is better to spay their pets or not and what kind of effects spaying will have. If you are one of them, here is the answer to your concerns: SPAY.

Why Spay?

In the United States alone, around 5 million to 8 million animals are euthanized every year. Shelter euthanasia has been considered as the number one cause of death for companion animals. Spaying your pets will help in significantly reducing this number.

Spaying is also better for your pet’s health. When a dog is in heat, it can be miserable – and so will you. A male will not stop whining and crying when it smells a female in heat. Also, unspayed pets bring more offspring, and if you do not have the means of taking care of all those puppies, might as well prevent any from being born.

Also, a lot of your tax money goes to dealing with stray and unwanted pets. In Atlanta alone, more than 15 million dollars is spent annually for this.

When Should I Have My Pet Spayed?

Your pet should be spayed before her first heat. it will be much easier for her as the surgery will be simpler. Do not wait for your pet to have babies before you spay them, if you have already decided not to raise younglings.

When you let your pet litter, you’ll have to find a home for each of its children. Then you will have no say in how its new owners will raise them. The only logically responsible thing to do would be to spay your pet.

Dogs can be spayed as early as 8 weeks old, as long as they weigh by at least two pounds. This varies by breed. Some of the tinier breeds have to be done later, but larger ones are usually ready at this age.

If you can’t afford having your pet spayed in a private veterinary clinic, there are a lot of low-cost clinics all over the country where dogs can be spayed for as little as 70 dollars.

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