Show your pets some love by getting them spayed/neutered

Getting your pet "fixed" not only helps animal overpopulation, but also is one of the best decisions you can make to protect your animal companion's health.



February 13, 2020 - 9:59 AM

A veterinarian talks with a client. Photo by (Kukota Ekaterina/Dreamstime/TNS)

Roses are red. Violets are blue. If you love animals, here’s what you should do: Make a date with your veterinarian to have your animal companions “snipped.”

February may be associated with romance, but it’s also Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and if you have an animal friend who still hasn’t been “fixed,” there’s no better time to do it. Many veterinarians, spay/neuter clinics and animal shelters offer special deals on spaying and neutering in February, helping you save a little cash. But more importantly, having your animals fixed can save countless lives.

In many parts of the country, February is the last chance to “beat the heat” and get cats spayed before longer daylight hours shift their breeding cycles into overdrive. “Kitten season” begins in early spring and, for many shelters, brings a big influx of felines and a mad scramble to accommodate them all.

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