Green Tip #225: Spay Your Pet

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Freya at our Cottage

We decided when we got our dog that we would be getting her spayed at the appropriate time. While Newf puppies are the cutest things ever, there are enough dogs out there that need a home without us adding to the mix. Having your pet spayed does have a cost associated with it but in the long run you will save money. Dogs that are spayed have a decreased chance of getting certain kinds of cancer.  For ovarian cancer, the chances decrease by 50 %! Another financial reason is reducing the amount you pay for care for stray animals through taxes. If you let your non-spayed pets outside they may mate with another animal and produce offspring. If these offspring are not looked after, they will end up in a shelter or as road kill.

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