World Spay Day
February is dedicated to Spay/Neuter Awareness and February 26th World Spay Day.
Join us along with our friends in the pet community to raise awareness of the health and well-being benefits from spaying or neutering your pet. You can read more efforts to raise awareness and about the statistics regarding the volume of unwanted pets euthanized in the US at the Humane Society site: https://spaydayportal.humanesociety.org/aboutworldspayday/whyworldspayday/
The numbers are staggering. We have a real problem in this country with unplanned and unwanted pets. Of course our first reaction is to improve the rate of spaying/neutering, but there are other viewpoints on that.
To add some complexity to this discussion, there seems to be some growing controversy about the health benefits. Dr, Karen Becker of Mercola Healthy Pets has written numerous articles, and even produced a 3-part video series on some of the drawbacks of spaying/neutering your pet: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/02/17/dangers-of-early-pet-spaying-or-neutering.aspx
Ted Kerasote, author of the best -seller Merle’s Door also provides an insightful dissenting opinion in his new book Pukka’s Promise.
What about you readers – what do you think? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments below.