As a vet in practice, I am often asked why people should bother to get their pets spayed and neutered. Why not just leave them to be natural? After all, we don’t spay or neuter humans?
There are two broad reasons and they are both worth explaining in detail.
The first reason for spaying and neutering is for population control. If dogs are not neutered or spayed they are likely to breed and, historically, Ireland has a serious problem with unwanted puppies and kittens. Local authority dog pounds in Ireland kill around forty dogs every week. While it is true that some dogs in the pounds may need to be...Read more
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Date:June 23rd, 2017