Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Columbus, Georgia
Re: Do you spay or nueter your dog?
If getting it done would decrease all the risks unaltered animals have to face...I'd do it in a second. A lot of cancers and infections dogs or cats get in their uteris/testicles can be prevented by spaying or neutering them before their first heat cycle, or even after if necessary. They don't know what exactly happened to them, and they won't be depressed about it. It's nothing they will miss, they are not like humans in that sense. And if it makes them healthier in the long run, and decreases the over-population, I'd say it's well worth it!!! If I were an animal, I'd hope to end up in the hands of someone who would get it done. To each his own, though. If that's how you feel, it's how you feel. I'd strongly recommend looking into all the positive things that come from altering your pet, so you can really get a scientific idea of what is best for them. I learned the hard way...($2500 in hospitalization bills for my cat who had to get her whole uteris taken out, because I didn't get her spayed and it became infected. I used the money I'd been saving for a horse, and my graduation money to pay for it (I was only 17). Then after I got involved with animal rescue, having to see all those wonderful babies get euthanized because there aren't enough homes for all of them, well, that sealed the deal. I'll never leave an animal unaltered again.)
It is not cruel AT ALL...we love our animals, and it's one of the best things we can do for them.
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The cat's have profiles too, look in her family.
Tiny One Mewer (Tom)-Chartreux 4/3/01
Nico-DSH Tabby 4/13/08
Shai-DMH Torti Tabby 8/26/08
PLEASE ALTER YOUR PETS!