All throughout the month of February, we recognize “Spay/Neuter Awareness Month”. February 25, 2014 is the 20th anniversary of “World Spay Day”. This is an annual event by the Human Society International that raises awareness and the importance of spaying and neutering your furry friends. Here are two very important reasons you should consider doing this:
- Spaying and neutering your pet can help reduce the number of homeless animals killed. Unfortunately, not all homeless animals in shelters are adopted, and even sadder to report that not all of the shelters are no-kill shelters. Making sure that you pet is spayed/neutered reduces the risk of pregnancy by 100%.
- Spaying and neutering your pet improves your pet’s health. Having your pet “fixed” can also increase their lifespan, reduce the risk of testicular cancer in male pets, and reduces the risk of certain cancers in female pets (such as uterine cancer and pyrometra, which is a type of fatal uterine infection).
You can find out more about the “World Spay Day” by going to worldspayday.org. On that web page, you can register to let them know that you will be participating and you can even sponsor another pet to have the surgery. (You can choose the amount you wish to donate).
Call us today to set up your appointment to get your furry friend spayed/neutered in February. Additionally, you can also go to our website at dunlogginveterinaryhospital.vetstreet.com and visit our “Pet Portal” area to make an appointment right from your computer.