If you have a furry friend and companion at home, chances are you love them dearly and place considerable value on their company, as they are a beloved member of the family. While it is great to enjoy the company of your pets, it is also important to remember that every pet has unique individual needs that have to be attended to in order to ensure they have a healthy and happy life. There are also a lot of responsibilities that come with owning a pet, including both social and personal things that cannot be ignored. One important thing that you need to do as a pet owner is also something that is commonly overlooked. Because there are an estimated eight-to-ten million pets who end up in animal shelters every year, just in the United States alone, it is important that we control this population.
It is important to spay and neuter your pets. There is the chance that, if you do not, the pet’s litter may often end up lost, abandoned, and homeless. While having your pet spayed or neutered is right for every pet owner, it is generally the right thing to do. Uncontrolled breeding of your pet can get out of hand very quickly. So, if you do want to breed your pet, you should try to do so early on and within a controlled environment. Afterwards, perhaps you should consider having your pet spayed or neutered. If you do not intend to breed your pet however, it is a rather easy and affordable procedure to spay or neuter them.
The Springbrook Animal Care Center,LLC a veterinarian’s office, one that suggests getting your pets spayed or neutered as early as six to eight weeks old.