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Why Neutering Is So Important

by Janet Burns

When you have a male pet, you will want to consider setting up an appointment for neutering. If you have never had this done to a pet before and are not sure if it is something that you want to do, you will want to continue reading. There are many good reasons to have your pet neutered -- here are just a few of them:

It Can Prevent Testicular Cancer

While there are a lot of cancers that can develop in your pet, testicular cancer is an avoidable once since you have the chance to have your pet neutered. A lot of pets that end up with testicular cancer end up passing away sooner than expected, and many pet owners find that they cannot afford the expensive cancer treatment.

It Prevents Unwanted Litters

Sure, kittens and puppies are adorable. However, there are already so many cats and dogs that need homes. There are animal shelters that are full and have to put some animals to sleep simply because there is not enough space for all of them. You do not want to add to an already large population of animals. Have your male cat or dog neutered in order to prevent unwanted litters. Even if the litter would be to a cat or dog that does not live with you, it is still something that you want to avoid.

Your Pet Won't Be As Likely To Roam Away From Home

You do not want for your pet to escape from the house and run far away, potentially getting lost, attacked by another animal, or hit by a car. To help cut down on your pets desire to roam around, you will want to get it neutered. Pets that are neutered are less likely to try to make a run for the door every time you open it.

Now that you have a clearer understanding of why neutering is so important, you will want to go ahead and schedule an appointment with a vet. If you are concerned about the cost of the neutering, you can always ask if they take payment plans. Another option is that there are often community events a couple times a year where people can take their pets to be spayed or neutered for a fraction of what it normally costs. There may or may not be qualifications that you have to meet, so you will want to call for more information when you hear about one of these events to get help for the neutering of your pet.