More than 60 percent of dogs in shelters are euthanized every year. That comes to 6 to 8 million unwanted, abused, neglected, and abandoned animals. The over population of puppies and dogs is alarming! Your rationale for not neutering or spaying your dog is what? There are multiple spaying, neutering benefits for dogs.
According to the Humane Society of America statistics, every 11 seconds a dog is euthanized in the United States. In Los Angles County alone, 200 dogs per day, are “put down” because space is limited, their time is up, and no one wanted them. Your rationale for not neutering or spaying your dog is what?
Ironically, they are the lucky ones. Because the typical do-it-yourselfers tend to lean toward more primitive methods, such as drowning, abandoning, breaking necks, selling or using as dog-fight bait, burying alive, shooting, electrocuting, poisoning, strangling and/or hanging their unwanted puppies or dogs. Your rationale for not neutering or spaying your dog is what?
Despicable puppy mills, typically under the most deplorable, unsanitary conditions, produce millions of puppies each year. Many have disturbing physical and emotional problems from birth, due to sloppy breeding, and unhealthy, kennel conditions. They usually end up in shelters, when the new owner realizes the mistake they made.
Because the puppy mill owner doesn’t want you to witness the horrid conditions the puppy lives in, the pups are cleaned up, sold online, on the side of the road, at gas stations, yard sales, flea markets or untrustworthy pet shops. The ones that aren’t sold, are either used for breeding, sold as dog fight bait, surrendered to shelters, or are inhumanely destroyed. Your rationale for not neutering or spaying your dog is what?
Then we have the average ignorant, arrogant, or stupid, whose egos are so inflated, they really believe their dog is so special, the earth will stop spinning, and fall off it’s axis, if they don’t reproduce as many of their dog’s progeny as possible. Hey, not to mention, their priceless specimen are worth a few extra bucks in their pocket too! Of course, they are oblivious as to what responsible breeding entails. They just think, “We’ll get the dogs together, and let nature take it’s course.” Your rationale for not neutering or spaying your dog is what?
Then we have the mind-sets who identifies their “package,” with that of their dog! Don’t flatter yourself! Their testicles have nothing to do with their maleness, or you! Nor, does neutering your dog have anything to do with your prized family jewels. It could very well save his life.
The two major killers of intact male dogs are vehicles, and testicular cancer. Your dog, even as streetwise as you’d like to think he is, instantly goes brain-dead when he scents a female in heat. Incidentally, in the vehicle vs. dog match, the vehicle usually wins. Your rationale for not neutering or spaying your dog is what?
The Number Two killer of intact male dogs is testicular cancer. No testicles, no testicular cancer. Your rationale for not neutering or spaying your dog is what?
While we’re at it, let’s not forget to mention over population, enlarged prostate, aggressive behavior, especially if there is a female in heat in close proximity, inappropriate sexual displays, and of course, the unforgettable aroma of territorial marking in and around the house! Your rationale for not neutering or spaying your dog is what?
As for intact females, there is definite problem with intact, single-minded males hanging around. Plus, the risk of unwanted pregnancy, cancer of the mammary glands and pyometra (infected, enlarged uterus). Undiagnosed pyometra could kill your dog with little or no warning. It is not something if you have any heart, you’d want to see her suffer through, or pay the big bucks for the emergency surgery to save her life; that’s if you’re lucky. Your rationale for not neutering or spaying your dog is what?
Of course, we have those enlightened parents, who want their children to experience “the miracle of birth,” without any intention of keeping any of those tiny miracles. Hey, you can always tell what the kids the puppies “went to the farm.” Your rationale for not neutering or spaying your is what?
And finally, we have the pathetic excuse of “I can’t afford it.” Try putting some effort into it. Ask around. You obviously spend time online… check there. There are plenty of services offering discounted and even free neutering and spaying. Your rationale for not neutering or spaying your dog is what?
Bottom line: There is no rational reason for not neutering or spaying your puppy or dog. Help reduce the number of puppies and dogs euthanized every day. Leave the breeding up to the responsible, professional breeders, who know a lot more about it than you do! Without the millions of unwanted, unexpected, homebred puppies and dogs, we feasibly could find more homes for the ones that are already waiting to love and be loved. So, when are you getting your dog neutered or spayed?
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