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Benefits of neutering your petPosted on 16 Oct 2012
As well as reducing the number of unwanted and abandoned pets, neutering your pet can have lots of other benefits…
Every year Blue Cross takes in thousands of unwanted and abandoned animals.
Neutering is a one-off cost which saves the future expense of bringing up unwanted puppies and kittens and the responsibility of finding them new homes.
The surgery is low-risk and the dangers of not neutering your pet – such as the higher risk of cancer, fighting, road accidents and unwanted pregnancies – are much greater.
There are many reasons to neuter your cat or dog, including:
- Spaying females can reduce the risk of breast cancers and womb infections
- Pregnancy carries significant risks to both mothers and young
- Neutering males can reduce the urge to roam and fight, meaning they are less likely to go missing, get hit by cars or become injured in scraps
- In cats it reduces the risk of catching Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, similar to human HIV, which is usually spread through saliva while fighting
- Un-neutered pets can become frustrated and unhappy and can display unwanted behaviour such as spraying or calling
All Blue Cross animals are neutered before going to new homes if they’re old enough, or rehomed with a voucher to fund a future procedure.
When dogs and cats aren’t neutered, their unwanted puppies and kittens are often left to suffer. Please support the Blue Cross Big Neutering Campaign.