3 Reasons spaying and neutering our pets is a great idea Posted on Monday, 11 April 2016

We at CARA have been constantly drumming the need to spay or neuter our pets. Why exactly should we do it?

Here are three reasons we should do it.

It’s Healthy for your Pet

  • Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
    Altering your feline friend will increase his/her life an average of 3 to 5 years. Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1 to 3 years.
  • When your female cat goes in heat she will roam the neighborhood and be an easier target of many serious diseases that may be caught by getting in contact with tom cats. There are various diseases that can be easily be caught by bites. Because tom cats give a “love bite” when they copulate, if the bite is given with too much passion it could transmit deadly disaeses such as FIV and FELV.
  • Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first estrous cycle.
  • Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.
  • Sterilizing your cat or dog makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered.

Bea - CARA rescued cat - pet for adoption - animal welfare in the Philippines

Spaying or Neutering is also good for you

  • Spaying and neutering makes pets better, more affectionate companions.
  • Neutering cats makes them less likely to spray and mark territory.
  • Other than your cat meowing desperately looking for a mate, you will have to deal with the long line of Tom cats presenting to your door. An unaltered female cat does not need to look far to find a mate, her cries and her urine smell are sufficient to make her the most popular cat in town. Spaying your cat stops such behaviour.
  • Spaying a dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle. Estrus lasts an average of six to 12 days, often twice a year, in dogs and an average of six to seven days, three or more times a year, in cats. Females in heat can cry incessantly, show nervous behavior, and attract unwanted male animals.
  • Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than do those who have been spayed or neutered.
  • Spaying and neutering can make pets less likely to bite.
  • Neutering makes pets less likely to roam, run away, or get into fights.
  • Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult or expensive to treat.

Polly - CARA rescued dog - pet for adoption - animal welfare in the Philippines

It is good for the Community

  • In the Philippines there are cats on nearly ever street corner trying to survive; lets not add to the over animal population.
  • Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problem of dog bites and attacks.
  • Animal shelters are overburdened with surplus animals.
  • Stray pets and homeless animals get into trash containers, defecate in public areas or on private lawns, and frighten or anger people who have no understanding of their misery or needs.

CARA offers low cost spaying and neutering. Our clinic is located in Mandaluyong. Contact us for your pet or if you wish to have a Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) in your community.

CARA Clinic
175 Lopez Rizal St. cor. Samat St., Mandaluyong City
+632 5323340 /0919 5790047


Cute pets, right? They’re ready for adoption. Call us!

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This entry was posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 8:00 am and is filed under Featured CARA Animal, Pet Care, Trap-Neuter-Release.

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Michelle is a bookworm as well as an animal lover. She founded the CARA Blog Community in 2014 to help spread the awareness of responsible pet ownership to the public and to strengthen the group's online presence. She served as the site's editor in chief up to January 2019. She continues to blog for a purpose in various media channels.
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