So what’s the big deal about getting my dog or cat fixed? Just as we see the human population increasing on a large scale, we also have the same problem with animals. Most human only have 1 baby at a time, while most pets are bearing multiple babies in one pregnancy! This alone provides a reason to limit the reproduction of pets.
If you live in Hamilton County, you are required to spay or neuter your pet. The exception is a breeding certificate that must be issued and paid for. Check with animal control on the Hamilton County government website for more details on this.
If you adopt from a shelter or the humane society, many of these agencies will require proof of spay or neuter within a specified amount of time after a pet has been adopted unless it is already taken care of before adoption.
The good reasons to “fix” your pet include the following:
- Protection from reproductive diseases later in their life such as cancer and uterine infections and prostate issues in males.
- Most pets are better behaved after. Males do not mark territory, females have a better disposition.
- Can calm many pets
- Low risk for complications.