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Save our pets

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the unwanted pets? Most of the unwanted pets get killed at the pound. All pet owners should spay/neuter their pet. If people spay,neuter their pets we could stop animals from being killed. Other benefits of spaying/neutering  are better behavior from your pet and it can improve your pets health.

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 Three to Four million unwanted pets are euthanized every year in the United States. If people would start spaying/neutering their pets not as many healthy animals would be killed. Most cats have three to five babies each pregnancy. Their pregnancy lasts for two months and after having babies they can get pregnant two months later. Thats a lot of babies that could be killed at the pound.

If you spay/neuter your pet their behavior could be improved. Your pet has  less of a  chance of running away if they are fixed. Some pets are more aggressive when they are not spayed/neutered. Studies show that  dogs are more likely to bite when not spayed/neutered. Dogs that are not spayed/neutered are more likely to start barking,mounting and other dominance behaviors.

Spaying or neutering can improve your pets health. Female pets can live longer when they are spayed. Research shows that female dogs live 23% longer when they are spayed. When you neuter your male pet it can help prevent testicular cancer and prostate cancer. Altered pets will not roam around as much as unaltered pets. Which can make them live longer because they have less chance of getting hit by a car or getting into fights with other animals.

You may think kittens and puppies are cute, but there’s a greater cost for us having to many. When you think about not spaying/neutering your pet remember some of the consequences. Pets are getting killed right now because of overpopulation. If more pets got altered this would not happen. Pets health and behavior improves when they are altered.  In my opinion we should spay/neuter our pets.