• 6th November 2013 - By David

    Having a pet is fantastic. Having more than one pet can also be fantastic, if not slightly and wonderfully chaotic at times. Not only can pets provide companionship and protection- they’re also cute. Having pets isn’t all fun and games though. With having cute living things comes acute responsibility. Having a pet means that a living thing is totally dependent on you for everything it needs, and it requires more effort than you might think. From providing exercise, recreation, food, water, health, and a lot of love and attention on top of it all, there are a lot of important things you ,need to do in order to properly take care of your pet.

    One of the most important (and sometimes overlooked) things you can do to take care of your pet is to spay or neuter it- especially if your pet is a cat or a dog. While the primary objective with spaying or neutering an animal is to make it unable to reproduce, there are actually a lot of benefits that come from getting your pet spayed or neutered. It also decreases and amount of health problems your pet can potentially have by eliminating the possibility of having tumors in their reproductive organs. And, as a direct result of your pet’s inability to reproduce, one of the benefits among many others is having peace of mind. It’s impossible to be totally in control of your pet’s actions, or for the actions of other people’s pets. Being able to allow your pets to be outdoors without worrying about the potential consequences of leaving them unattended (even if they’re in an enclosed space) is much less stressful than not.

    A lot of people have reservations about spaying or neutering their pet for many reasons. If, even after reading this post, you still have reservations about spaying or neutering your pet for whatever reason, the humane society has a great list of myths and facts about spaying and neutering that might change your mind. There’s also a lot of helpful health information available out there on websites like this one: Cat Hospital Columbus. Feel free to continue researching the importance of spaying and neutering your animals, but keep in mind that it really is just that: important.

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