Your Dog’s Health and Helpful Links

PLAYTIME

Playing for dogs is no different than playing for humans. It’s a good mental break, good physical activity, a good stress reliever. Physically, mentally, and emotionally, it’s healthy.

Whether chasing a ball in the yard or attending a structured class, exercise or play is vital in helping dogs expend pent-up energy. Without that outlet they may show behavioral problems that can range from destructive tendencies to attention-seeking antics.

SPAY and NEUTER information

Reasons To Spay/Neuter

FEMALE
LONG TERM BENEFITS OF SPAYING

    • If spayed before the first heat cycle, your pet has a less than 1 percent chance of developing breast cancer
    • If spayed after one heat cycle, your pet has an 8 percent chance of developing breast cancer
    • If spayed after two heat cycles, the risk increases to 26 percent
    • Eliminates the threat of ovarian and uterine cancer
    • Eliminates unnecessary pregnancies

MALE
LONG TERM BENEFITS OF NEUTERING

    • Eliminates the threat of testicular cancer, the second most common tumor in male dogs.
    • Greatly reduces the risk of prostate cancer and prostatitis
    • Reduces the risk of perianal tumors
    • Eliminates unwanted litters

Neutering Your Pet Does NOT:

    • Cause laziness or hyperactivity
    • Reduce its instinct to protect your family and home
    • Postpone or delay normal behavior maturity
    • Change its personality in any manner

More than 4 million pets are euthanized in the U.S. animal shelters each year only because they have no home. Many are puppies and kittens less than 6 months of age. Help prevent this loss of life. Spay and Neuter your pet.

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