neuter male pets

There are lots of reasons to neuter rescue animals. Many veterinarians advise that people have this procedure done on their pets. Moreover, if your animal is having any behavioural issues and has not yet been neutered, this could be a great solution. It will leave your pet feeling much calmer and relaxed. In cats and rabbits, it will usually decrease their need to defend their territory. Thus, reducing their overall aggression. 

Additionally, spaying your animal can decrease the negative effects of their heat cycles. Dogs usually go into heat twice per year. Often, they become more aggressive and/or agitated during this time. Cats typically cycle in and out of heat every 3 weeks. This occurs between January and November.

Spaying and neutering also reduces potential reproductive health problems. For example, ovarian, uterine, testicular, and prostate cancer. Whilst, also lowering their drive to reproduce. Both of these factors help keep the pet population in check. In addition, it can reduce the number of strays that cause havoc for other animals and wildlife within the community. The procedure also prevents unwanted pregnancies that could harm your female animal. 

Talk to your veterinarian if you have any concerns about the procedure. Most often the risk of surgery outweighs the long-term health benefits of being spayed or neutered. The overall risk of surgery is known to be low.

For more information on why it’s important to spay and neuter your pets, contact us today. We’d be happy to help you find a great animal to join your family. If you have any questions about rescue animal adoption, don’t hesitate to reach out. Also, be sure to visit our social media page here, where you can find all sorts of updates on the sanctuary and events happening soon! We look forward to seeing you soon 🙂

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