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Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

 

New pet owners often wonder if fixing their pet is necessary. At TCAP we might be a little biased, but let us explain why spaying or neutering should be the only option for every household pet.

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According to the Humane Society of the United States, 3.4 million animals were euthanized in animal shelters last year. The largest contributing factor to this needless euthanasia is animal overpopulation.

Many owners tell us that their pet has had at least one unwanted litter and then they have decided it’s time to fix their pet.  Oftentimes, the unwanted litters can range in size from 2-6 animals. If only 1/10th of TCAP’s surgery clients from 2013 had an unwanted litter, this would mean there were a staggering 18,900 pets born with an unplanned home in the DFW Metroplex last year alone. Spaying and neutering is the most humane and effective way to control pet overpopulation.

Sterilizing your pet also has health and behavioral benefits. Spaying and neutering your pet has been shown to reduce the chances of long term illnesses and increase the overall life expectation of pets. Males typically show reduced aggression and marking. The graphic below by DVM Multimedia says it best.

 

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A common reason people are unable to provide this important service to their pets is due to the cost of the surgery. As a nonprofit, TCAP seeks to overcome this barrier by providing the lowest cost spays, neuters, and vaccinations in North Texas. If you have any questions about sterilizing your pet or request an appointment at one of our convenient locations, give us a call at 940-566-5551 today! Together we can make a difference for people and their pets throughout North Texas.

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