Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
Did you know that an un-spayed female cat can go into heat as early as 4 months? Or that an un-neutered male cat can start spraying or impregnate a female cat as young as 4 months? Besides the benefits of saving your home and sanity, there are also medical reasons to spay or neuter your cat.
- Your female cat will live a longer and healthier life if she is spayed. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and cancerous breast tumors. Spaying before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
- Neutering your male cat prevents testicular cancer and some prostate issues.
There are also behavioral benefits to spaying or neutering your cat!
- Female cats can go into heart for five days every three weeks. During this time, they will yowl and spray- sometimes all over your house! By spaying your cat you are preventing this unwanted behaviors.
- Unneutered male cats will mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. They will also mount other cats in an attempt to reproduce. Neutering your cats eliminates these unwanted behaviors!
As a pet owner, you have the power to end the needless suffering of cats. Every year, an estimated 1.5 million cats are euthanized due to lack of space at local shelters. That is nearly 50% of the cats that enter the shelter system.
With the number of homeless cats in the United States and the rate of reproduction, there is simply not enough space to safely house the number of cats that shelters receive on a yearly basis.
What is the best way to help end the needless suffering and reduce the homeless cat population in your community? Spay & neuter!
Thankfully, Rhode Islanders have two affordable options for spay and neuter right in our own state!
Please help reduce the homeless animal population and keep your pets healthy by spaying or neutering!
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