ANIMAL HEALTH HOUSE CALLS
Dr. Kathrine M. Cook. D.V.M.
WHY SPAY OR NEUTER MY PET?
Every year millions of healthy cats and dogs are killed in shelters and pounds because there are not enough homes for them.
One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens in seven years.
One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in six years.
Studies have shown that spayed and neutered cats have average life expectancies twice as long as those of unspayed and unneutered cats.
On the average spayed and neutered dogs live longer lives too.
Neutering your male cat reduces the urge to roam and mark territory by spraying.
Spaying your female dog or cat eliminates the heat cycle and bloody discharge.
Spaying/neutering early in life cuts the risk of cancer later in life.
Your pet will live a longer, happier, healthier life if it is spayed or neutered.
It will be less aggressive and more affectionate.
You will be helping to reduce the animal overpopulation problem.