World Spay Day is observed on the fourth Tuesday in February every year. In 2021, that falls on February 23rd. It’s a day to promote awareness and encourage pet owners to have their female animals spayed — as well as neutering their male pets — to keep the pet population under control.
Spay & Neuter
A spay surgery prevents female dogs from getting pregnant by removing both the ovaries and the uterus. Afterward, female dogs enjoy many health benefits and won’t have to deal with being in heat. Here’s what you should know about this important procedure.
Spaying and neutering prevent several potentially deadly diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts between dogs. They also reduce pet overpopulation and euthanasia rates. Here are a few things you should know.
“The big snip,” as some people call it, provides many benefits beyond making sure dogs don’t become puppy daddies. Neutering can cut the risk of certain diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts with other dogs. Here’s what you should know.
It’s important to get down to the truth about spaying and neutering. February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to sort out fact from fiction when it comes to these important procedures.
Spaying and neutering are considered part of being a responsible pet parent today, but that wasn’t always true. We’ve made positive strides in the last few decades. In honor of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, learn more about the history of this important practice.
While most dogs don’t become overweight after neuter or spay procedures with proper care, it is a possibility, and awareness is key to ensuring that your dog remains healthy throughout their years. Here’s what you should know about preventing weight gain in dogs who’ve gone through spaying or neutering.
The International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) established International Homeless Animals Day in 1992, and it falls on the third Saturday in August ever year. The event raises awareness about the overpopulation of dogs and cats that contributes to these animals becoming homeless around the world.
Researchers from Nottingham traced a concerning decline in fertility among human males. They were able to correlate it to the presence of chemicals in the home. Not only that, the effect appears to extend to male dogs in the house, as well.
Low cost spay and neuter clinics are meant to be used by dog owners who are under a certain income level or live on public assistance, but some people take advantage of them.
Despite arguments and past practices to the contrary, cropping a dog’s ears and docking his tail are cosmetic surgeries with very little health benefits.
Editorial: “Okay, so we just force people to spay and neuter their pets to solve the overpopulation problem — that’ll work, right?” No, it won’t, and here are seven reasons why.
Dogs dig for several reasons, including retrieving prey and foraging for food; find out which breeds are the most likely to dig, and how to curb this behavior.
Established by the Humane Society in 1996, this week encourages people to get involved with local animal rescues and shelters; find out how you can help and build awareness.
After almost unwittingly buying a puppy mill pooch, perspective adopters do their homework and patiently seek out the perfect dog for their home and family.
Getting a male dog fixed just got easier, thanks to a new procedure that neuters the animal via a syringe injection that does not require risky surgery.
It’s the largest city in the Lone Star State, and Houston’s stray dog and cat population is out of control; meet one of several groups trying to make a difference.
An estimated 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year — a number that could be reduced if people spayed and neutered their pet animals.
Prince Lorenzo Borghese isn’t just a former star of the reality-TV series The Bachelor, he’s also a prominent animal-rights advocate.
My pups are going in for spay/neuter surgery. Should I expect “normal behavior” once the anesthesia wears off? How about long term?
I’ve heard about birth control pills and implants for dogs. Are these safe alternatives to spaying and neutering?