Coastal Wellness Newspaper
Make a difference Spay & Neuter by Maria Brittis
and neutering your furry friends prevents diseases, increases
longetivity and reduces unwanted dogs or cats in today's
Because our lives are very busy and leave little time
to care for our furry friends its very important to take
the time to spay and neuter your new pet.
We live in a world where they euthanize over
five million animals because there are not enough homes for
In Beaufort and Ridgeland alone over 5000
animals are put down. If people would take the time and realize
how important spay and neutering are there would be less critters
in shelters. Some of the advantages of spay and neutering:
It prevents prostate cancer in males and ovarian cancer in
females. Yes dogs and cats get the same diseases as humans.
It positively influences the pet's behavior. An animal fixed
is likely to roam the neighborhood looking for a mate and
less likely to get into fights. Excessive barking hyperactivity
and aggression are drastically reduced.
Cost is a most common factor why a pet owner
does not fix his pet. If you are on a tight budget there a
local spay and neuter programs that help subsidize the cost.
Don't feel embarrassed to ask for help.
Call your local Humane Society, the Hilton
Head Humane Society or the Beaufort Humane Society for questions
on spay and neutering or contact Carolina Companion Animal
Organization Spay and Neuter clinic for information on whether
you are eligible to get your pet fixed.