Using Contraceptives for Dogs and Cats
How do contraceptives for dogs and cats work?
Things to consider when using contraceptives for dogs and cats
Some side effects
- Mammary tumors.
- Uterine cancer.
- Uterine diseases (especially endometritis and Pyometra).
- Urinary tract infections.
- Sexual organ atrophy
- Low production of bone marrow cells
- Many females also have experienced constant bleeding or severe bleeding as a result of abusive contraceptive use.
- Another disadvantage is that contraceptives are not a 100% effective. Therefore, you run the chance of putting your pet’s life at risk without any guarantee of preventing pregnancy.
Responsible reproduction and other benefits of sterilization
Neutering a female brings many health benefits, such as:
- Prevents several diseases and decreases the risk of tumors, dysplasia, epilepsy, hemophilia, venereal diseases, etc.
- Improves and prevents behavioral disorders, especially if the animal usually shows defensive behaviors or wants to escape when in heat.
- Prevents harmful practices, such as abandonment, and stray animal overpopulation.
Females stop experiencing radical hormonal changes when in heat.
Neutered males and females tend to be more affectionate and social, so they become more pleasant to live with people and other animals.
Sterilized animals accept the training and socialization process more easily, since they tend to become more obedient and less anxious.