Dog Spaying and Neutering
Pet overpopulation is a problem, and it should be a problem for all of us. Did you know that there are more than 3 MILLION dogs and cats killed (euthanized is the nice word) at animal shelters every year? It's true!
You might rather think of these poor animals as "street animals," but you'd be wrong. Many of the dogs that are "put to sleep" (that's another nice way for saying they were killed) are actually the offspring of family pets, and some of them are even purebred dogs.
It doesn't have to be this way. Responsible dog owners should have their pets spayed or neutered. Purebred dogs that are used for reproduction of the
breed are probably the only exception to the rule. Unless you're a dog breeder, have your dog spayed or neutered.
Those adorable little puppies grow up to be dogs, and if they are dogs that nobody wants, the animal shelter KILLS them. Forget the nice words! That's what happens. You can call it "euthanized" or "put to sleep" if it makes you feel better, but the bottom line is they are killed, their bodies are burned, and the "waste" is buried.
Veterinarians perform the spay or neuter operation while the dog is under anesthesia. Your dog might have to stay at the vet's office for a few hours or even for a few days depending upon the procedure, but the dog will not suffer. Your dog may need to have stitches removed a few days after surgery. Dogs can become parents sooner than you think, so the sooner they are spayed or neutered, the better!
Don't think that you are mistreating your dog by spaying or neutering it. The dog really doesn't care. Dogs live by instinct. If they have an instinct to mate, they will, and if they don't, they won't. The world is overpopulated with dogs and cats. Do the responsible thing and have your new puppy spayed as early as possible.
Deblyns Shih Tzu
THE PET OASIS
3 years ago