CHARLOTTE – February is the month of love, but it’s actually Spay and Neuter Awareness Month as well. Each year, millions of cats and dogs end up in shelters across the United States, so this month serves as a great reminder that spaying and neutering are in the best interest of our fur babies.
Some pet parents may view spaying or neutering as harmful for their furry family members, but the truth is that these procedures not only help our pets, but the entire animal community as a whole. If pets are not spayed or neutered, they will often go on to have litters of new kittens and puppies that inevitably contribute to the problems of overpopulation and homelessness of dogs and cats in our country.
Though it may be easy to feel guilty while taking your pet to be neutered, it is important to consider that your fur baby will actually enjoy a healthier life after being spayed or neutered. Cats and dogs who have been neutered are less likely to engage in aggressive social behavior and also less prone to developing many fatal diseases such as cancer in their lifetime.
If more pet parents make sure their fur babies are spayed or neutered, the staggering number of animals in homeless shelters will decrease. Feel free to visit our website at passionatepawsanimalhospital.com or call (704) 256-7576 for more information on having your fur baby spayed or neutered. Our team will be happy to help or answer any questions you have!
Passionate Paws Animal Hospital is a proud member of the Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Waxhaw Business Association.