for the urge to run away from home will put your pet in extremely dangerous situations. And almost all cities have a fund to he
lp pay for the surgery. Just ask at a vet or the local
Humane Society. The cost can be as low as
(“I have an animal”).
Others might feel that this surgery will change their pet’s personality .
They might think
that a “fixed” dog might not b
e a good watchdog, for example. Or they may simply say “I like my pet the way he/she is” (Rita_alabama).
This shows a basic misunderstanding of what the
effects of spaying or neutering are.
A pet’s personality, like a human’s personality, is his or her ow
n, and it won’t change after a “fixing.” It’s true that some behaviors will change. A pet won’t want to mark objects with urine as much, and females won’t go into heat every few months (“I have an animal”). A watchdog will still be vigilant, but it probabl y won’t want to fight with other
dogs as much. This simple surgery solves many behavior
problems that can frustrate pet
The best solution is simply to get your pet “fixed” as soon as you get it home, as young as possible. That way, fewer bad habit
s will form.
There’s really no valid reason not to spay or neuter your pet. Whether considering the potential suffering of unborn animals, the health and comfort of one’s own pet, or the convenience as a pet owner, the facts all show that spaying or neuter ing is the way to go. It’s not
only the convenient choice, but also the morally right choice, and one that all pet owners should make.
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13 Feb. 2012.
Rita_alabama. “Should I neuter my dog?”
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