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Top 10 reasons to spay or neuter your pet

Your pet with live a healthier, longer life

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Many people don't realize that getting your pets spayed or neutered is actually better for the pet in the long run. Pets will be healthier, live longer, be easier to care for and have fewer behavior issues, according to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

It's best to get the deed done before your pet is one year of age, but the Alliance recommends four months of age because it's safer and it prevents and chance of an accidental litter.

Cost is one reason why many people do not get the procedure done, along with time, but the Alliance performs the procedure on Saturdays and Sundays. It has reasonable prices at both of its clinics, Orlando or Sanford.

According to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, here are their top 10 reasons to spay or neuter your pet.

10)          Your spayed female won't go into heat.

9)            Your male dog won't want to roam away from home.

8)            Neutering your male pet provides major health benefits; it prevents testicular cancer.

7)            Your spayed female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying prevents breast cancer and uterine infections, which are usually fatal.

6)            Your neutered male pet will be better behaved. Instead of focusing on finding females, he will focus on pleasing his human family.

5)            Don't use breeding your pets as a way for your children to experience the miracle of life. Teach them responsibility by watching a video of animal birth instead. There are better ways in this modern world we live in.

4)            Spaying or neutering will not make your pet fat and lazy. Your pet's fitness is a result of diet and exercise, just like it is for you.

3)            It's good for the community.  Stray roaming pets caused car accidents, negatively impact our wildlife, and pose safety threats to our neighborhoods.

2)            Spaying and neutering is highly cost effective! Spay or neuter surgeries are cheap, compared to the cost of treating uterine infections or fighting wounds or caring for litters.

1)            It's the right thing to do. Spaying or neutering prevents more homeless pets from being born, many of which will one day end up in shelters or suffer as strays on the street.

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