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What is Sterilisation?

Prevention of Animal Cruelty is as easy as ABC. Animal Birth Control and Sterilisation or “Fixing” It is a short procedure done by a Vet under anaesthesia. Preferably from the age 4 – 6 months but it can also be done at a much older age. Spaying refers to the sterilisation procedure that is done to female pets. During this surgery the reproductive organs, the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus are removed. She will not be able to go into heat and get pregnant. Neutering or castration refers to the sterilisation procedure for male pets. During this surgery the male reproductive organs, the testicles, are removed and he will be unable to impregnate a female. Animal Lovers Unite As an animal lover it is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your pet’s offspring are not exposed to cruelty and suffering. The best way to ensure this is to STERILISE your pet which will ensure that no future generations are exposed to any form of cruelty. If everyone Sterilises their pets the number of neglected and stray animals will be reduced. You can’t afford Sterilisation, YOU can’t afford not TO. THE RIGHT THING – Why STERILISE? There are a number of very important and logical reasons to Sterilise your pet, these include: Not enough homes for cats and dogs Prevention of animal cruelty and abuse Prevention of euthanasia of unwanted pets Prevention of pet overpopulation problems Animal shelters will not be overfull Elimination of testicle and ovarian cancer Less marking of territory by pets Less roaming and fights Understanding Sterilisation Approximiately 1 million dogs and cats are euthanised per year in South Africa only and in the USA approximiately 6 million. The shelters do NOT want to do it but they have no other option. WHY? An unsterilised pet and its off-spring can produce over 60 000 lives in 6 years. Homeless and hungry strays could be aggressive and carry disease Repeated pregnancies cause unnecessary strain on the female cat or dog and reduces her life span Unsterilised bitches face an increased risk of breast cancer each time she comes on heat Uterus infection is common in unsterilised bitches Sexually active males spray or mark their territories, roam and jump fences to get to bitches on heat. They are more aggressive and prone to fighting each other. Unsterilised males are vulnerable to prostrate disease and perianal hernias. There are just not enough homes for all those dogs and cats. What your pet will NOT become: fat after sterilisation (unless you feed too much and exercise too little; like in humans) have stunted growth there are NO benefits in letting your pet having a first litter THEREFORE STERILISE instead of EUTHANISE Which in the end means: Less pain and suffering for the animals Improved health conditions for pets Less heart sore for the people involved Reduced costs at the end of the day Take note: No female pet needs to experience motherhood. In fact it is safer to not get pregnant because Sterilisation eliminates ovarian cancer and reduces the risk of mammary tumors Cats and Dogs never miss or care about “What might have been” instead devote themselves to their owners and live full and happy lives without parenting experience You can sterilise your pets from 5 months of age Please discuss the importance of Sterilisation with your Vet 1014706_382475761907341_3709769322433896499_o Copyright: Be Wise Sterilise CONNECT