WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO STERILIZE YOUR PET?
It is our duty, as a dog or cat owner, to help reduce the problem of overpopulation. The animal refuges are full of healthy dogs and cats. Thousands of them are euthanized every year for the simple reason that there is a shortage of space or foster care to house these poor, abandoned creatures. There are several benefits to sterilization for the health of your own pet. In fact, an unsterilized female cat or dog is much more likely to have cancer of the mammary glands later in life. With sterilization, the risk of uterine infection (pyometra), which is often observed in female dogs over 7 years old, is also completely eliminated. This condition, if not treated quickly, has very serious consequences and can even be fatal for your pet. For males, the risk of prostatitis and prostatic hyperplasia is reduced. It also eliminates the risk of testicular cancer.
Ultimately, the cost of sterilization is much less expensive than treating cancer or a uterine infection. Sterilization also greatly reduces behavioral problems such as hysteric (false) pregnancy in bitches and cats, urinary marking and aggressiveness issues in some intact males. As a pet owner, you can help reduce overcrowding by preventing the breeding of your animals. The most responsible thing to do is to have your pet sterilized.