Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Let Fix It! Spay & Neuter Your Pet


What It Is
Dairy wants you to keep animal
population control Top Of Mind!
Spay and Neutering is the removal of an animal's reproductive organ, either all of it or a considerably large part. Spay and Neutering is the most common sterilizing method in animals.
In Canada and the United States, most humane societies, animal shelters and rescue groups urge pet owners to have their pets spayed or neutered to prevent the births of unwanted litters, contributing to the overpopulation of unwanted animals in the rescue system. Besides being a birth control method, neutering/spaying has the following health benefits:
  • Reduces behaviors such as mounting, urine spraying and some forms of male aggression may be reduced due to the decrease in hormone levels brought about by neutering;
  • Prevention of mammary tumors in female dogs;
In female animals, spaying involves abdominal surgery to remove the ovaries and uterus or just the ovaries. Spaying is performed commonly on household pets, as a method of birth control. In male animals, neutering involves the removal of the testes
Manitoba has a very large dog over population problem. By spaying or neutering your dog you help to prevent more unwanted dogs in our communities. Approximately 250,000 cats and dogs enter shelters each year. Each year in Canada, approximately 80,000 cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters.A fertile dog can produce 2 litters per year. The average puppies in a litter are 6 - 10. One female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs in a 6-year period. 20% of dogs that enter shelters in Canada were euthanized in 2008.

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