Animal enthusiasts across the United States have declared February as the National Spay and Neuter Awareness Month. Sadly so on an annual basis in the United States, more than three million cats and dogs are euthanized due to overpopulation. Spaying and neutering is by far one of the most effective and proven ways to significantly reduce the overpopulation of cats and dogs epidemic worldwide.
Spaying is the surgical procedure that removes the uterus and ovaries of a female animal. If you want your precious female cat to live a longer, happier and healthier life you should definitely have her spayed. Spayed female cats have a significantly less of a chance of developing reproductive cancers including uterine and breast cancer as well as preventing painful uterine infections.
Neutering is commonly known as the surgical castration procedure in male animals and offers many health benefits for male cats. Depending on the age the male cat is neutered, there is a significant reduction in the chances of him developing testicular cancer and a painful enlarged prostate gland as he gets older. Neutered males are also less likely to display aggression and spray urine throughout the house to mark their territory.
The Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic in Chicago offers a number of discounts for Chicago residents to encourage them to have their pets spayed. The overpopulation of cats and dogs is indeed a serious problem but every pet parent can help combat this epidemic by having their beloved pet spayed and neutered. This will save lots of animal lives as well as contribute to a good cause.