Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Barking Wednesday ~ Spading or neutering - Why is it so important?

This week on Barking Wednesday I want to share why spaying and neutering are so important to your dog. We already know that we will have Diesel neutered. We will never breed Diesel and have no plans on raising puppies. We plan to have Diesel neutered when he is 6 months old. 

Kingers was neutered and he was the best behaved dog. He never had the urge to seek out a female during her mating time. Bo our Chocolate Lab before King was not neutered - we used him as a stub once and oh my gosh! I swear Bo would go outside - hold up his nose - smell and he was gone!  Bo's behavior is why we had Kingers neutered. 

I wanted to share with everyone some important reasons  why we are having Diesel neutered.


  • Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.
    Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age. 
  • Your male dog won't want to roam away from home.
    An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he's free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males.
  • Your neutered male will be much better behaved.
    Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering. 
  • Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
    Don’t use that old excuse! Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake.
     
  • Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
    Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.
  • Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
    Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.

  • The above list of reasons were taken from the ASPCA.org website

    Make sure to check in your area - you might be able to get some financial help with the cost of neutering or spaying your dog. Email info@petsmartcharities.org  for a listing of locations in your area that are offering assistance with spaying and neutering cost.


    Do you believe in spaying and neutering pets?

    23 comments:

    1. We're all for it! We neutered our Husky when he was little. We have friends with dogs that aren't neutered and they just get super rowdy and aggressive!

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    2. Our dog is adopted, but we made sure he was neutered before we got him. It IS important.

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    3. This is very important to keep unwanted puppies and kittens away. Both out cats are fixed.

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    4. Yes it is very important. Just not for the fact of too many cats or dogs running around, but for their health. My moms dog was sick awhile back and they said it was because she had not be spade. That in the long run it is better for them to have it!!

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    5. This is an important topic and I am a big believer in this.

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    6. It's so important for people to spay or neuter their pets. Too many unwanted pets are euthanized each year.

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    7. it is so important, we let our dog go thru one heat per our breeder, boy that was a pain. Good thing most male dogs around were already taken care of.

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    8. These are such great tips. Strangely , this is not popularly practiced in Jamaica. It could definitely minimize the amount of strays

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    9. I 100% agree. Dogs should be fixed. Ours will will be once she reaches the proper age.

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    10. I think this is important to control the amount of strays in any community.

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    11. When we adopted a puppy, it had already been spayed. I can see why people like to do this.

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    12. This is great advice. It's important to help keep animals out of shelters (and to help prevent male dogs from wandering away from home!)

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    13. I totally agree with your reasons! While I’m not sure about the health benefits, it’s so important to control the pet population because there are so many stray dogs and cats out on the streets and in shelters.

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    14. I think this is very important. Healthier is good and as someone who has strays dumped a lot. I appreciate it being done.

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    15. These are good reasons. I immediately thought of Bob Barker.. lol. I guess he did a good job getting the word out since he instantly came to mind. :)

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    16. I am all for spaying or neutering. If you are not a legit breeder then please do the animals a favor!

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    17. Definitely a touchy subject however, there are so many animals without homes. Breaks my heart to see them all at the animal shelter.

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    18. YES!! All of our pets have been. So important to control the over population.

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    19. It was interesting to see all these reasons for spaying and neutering pets. It is important not to breed unwanted animals that one will not take care for later.

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    20. Great tips, thank you for sharing!

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    21. I am all for spaying or neutering your pets unless you're planning on breeding. Our Shih-Tzu wasn't fixed because we were planning on studding him out but unfortunately someone stole him but one thing we always do is chip our pets so hoping we'll find him one day.

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    22. This is so critical for animals.

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    23. I am a huge advocate to getting animals fixed. It is something that every responsible pet owner does.

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