Myths About Spaying and Neutering – What your Pekingese’s Stand Really Is


There are several myths about spaying and neutering going around, thus stopping the pet owners from doing this to their pets.

It is a fact that pet overpopulation and euthanasia are a continuing issue all over the world. And if you want to be part of the solution, neuter and spay your pets.

Spaying and neutering your canine companion is a vital part of being a responsible pet parent. Unneutered male pets that are not able to go through frustration, which often lead to aggression. Unspayed female pets won’t attract unwanted attention every 6 months. And from a biological and psychological point of view, this is the best thing for your pet.

When you get your pet neutered or spayed, be sure that he/she is in a calm, submissive and balanced state. Never ever attempt to do the procedure if he/she is tense, nervous, aggressive, frustrated or anxious.

In USA alone, statistics show that 7 kittens and puppies are born for every human. And the result is that there are not enough number or homes for all of them plus 4-5M canines and felines are being euthanized annually.

Sterilizing pets has been hailed as the most effective way to control the pet population. If you want to save animal lives, then begin by spaying or neutering your pets. If your companions can’t breed then there won’t be any unwanted litter that would end up in the shelters to be euthanized or adopted.

Myths About Spaying and Neutering – What your Pekingese’s Stand Really Is

Myths About Spaying and Neutering

Myth 1: It will cause weight gain.

Dogs don’t get fat simply because he/she is being sterilized. Just like us, canines would gain weight if they eat too much and exercise too little or if they are genetically programmed to be on the heavy side. The weight gain that people may see after sterilizing their pets must be due to the fact that you are still feeding him high energy diet when he is already needing it in lesser amounts when he reaches adulthood.

Myth 2: Neutering and Spaying is costly.

Nowadays, there are cheaper and even free neuter and spay programs thus it cannot be used as an excuse anymore! So, lets say such programs are not available in your area, the emotional distress and money spent on the medical expenses you will be able to save in the long run is so worth it.

Myth 3: My dog will mourn over his/her loss of reproductive capability.

So not true. Dogs solely reproduce in order to ensure the survival of their specie. They don’t raise a pup for eighteen years! They don’t think about their kids future life. Bitches would only nurse their pups for several weeks, teach them rules, limitations and boundaries then send them off the join the rest of the pack. Male dogs don’t even father; they can’t even recognize a pup as their own.

Myth 4: He/she would feel less like a “man/woman.”

This myth actually branches out from the human imposing their own feelings towards the loss of the animal. As a matter of fact, your pet will simple have one less need to fulfill. A canine’s basic personality is created more by his genes and environment than sex hormones, thus sterilization won’t change your pet’s personality. On the contrary, doing it would give you a much more behaved pet.

Those are the common myths about spaying and neutering. Just so you know, sterilization minimizes the risk of incidence of health issues that are rather hard and costly to treat. For female pets, it eliminates the possibility of ovarian or uterine cancer and greatly minimizes her chance of having breast cancer. While males will have a lesser chance of developing prostate cancer. Sterilizing your pet would mean that he/she will be having a much longer and healthier life ahead.

Is your pekingese sterilized? This breed must be monitored closely during pregnancy due to their size while the sleeve peeks are not allowed to be pregnant since it would death. What is your stand about this topic? Share your opinions below.



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