(PETS/CATS AND DOGS) Today is World Spay Day—a day meant to shine a light on the positives of spaying and neutering your pets.

Spaying/neutering your pet can help save his or her life, as typically spayed/neutered animals live a healthier and longer life. World Spay Day gives communities of animal lovers a unique opportunity to save thousands of animals.

Typically, stray cats and dogs who are not spayed or neutered will be put down in a local shelter. By participating in World Spay Day, communities are helping lower the rate of pet euthanasia.

Spaying and neutering will help save the lives of thousands of animals. Photo Credit: humanesocietytampa.org
Spaying and neutering will help save the lives of thousands of animals. Photo Credit: humanesocietytampa.org

Below are eight paw-sitive reasons to spay/neuter your pet:

Spaying and neutering can save your pet's life!
Spaying and neutering can save your pet’s life! Photo Credit: Stock Photo
  • Spayed and neutered animals tend to be more affectionate and calmer.
  • Spaying an animal gets rid of their heat cycle, which means it also gets rid of the bleeding, nervous behaviors, and crying that comes with the heat cycle.
  • Pets should be spayed or neutered at young ages,  at least 6 months old for a male and before the female’s first heat cycle.
  • Neutering and spaying your animals can help reduce the incidence of some of the more common types of cancers.
  • 78 percent of pet dogs and 88 percent of pet cats are spayed or neutered.
  • The cost of spaying/neutering your pet is less expensive than raising a litter of kittens or puppies for a full year.
  • Spaying/neutering does NOT make your pet fat. Lack of exercise and overeating causing pet obesity.
  • Spaying/neutering are the most common surgeries performed on animals. With minimal home care your pets will be back to normal in a couple of days.

Find out more about World Spay Day at worldspayday.org

— Cara Meyers, exclusive to Global Animal

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