Learning About Rodent Pets

Benefits Of Spaying Your Dog

by Neil Turner

If you have a female dog that isn't spayed then you have probably been having people tell you how important it is for you to have her spayed. If you haven't gone through this before, then it may not be something you have given much thought to in the past and you may not even really know much about it. If this is the case, then you should read this article which will give you a lot of information on the benefits of spaying your dog.

Spaying will prevent puppies – The number one reason and the most obvious one for spaying your dog is to prevent her from becoming pregnant and having a litter of puppies. If you didn't get your dog with the intention of breeding her, then the chances are good that you don't really want to deal with a litter of puppies that will take up a lot of your time, energy and money. Then, once the puppies are ready for new homes, it will be up to you to find them homes, ensuring each puppy will be going to a trusted home you feel will take care of them for the duration of their life and this in itself can be very stressful.

Spaying will prevent your dog from going in heat – When female dogs go into heat there are a lot of things you will have to deal with that won't be pleasant. First, your dog will bleed while they are in heat and this can leave droplets of blood everywhere they go. This can include all over your floor, on any furniture they climb up on while in heat, on your bed if they tend to share it with you, in their own bed and even in the car if you tend to take them places with you. While they do have doggy pads to help with this, most dogs refuse to keep them on.

Spaying can keep your dog home and other dogs away – When your dog goes in heat, she will want to go off wandering in order to find a mate. This can lead to her escaping and getting lost. Also, male dogs in the area will be able to smell that your dog is in heat and they will be determined to get at her. They may even break through your fence, dig under your wall or even tear at your screen door in an attempt to get at her.

To learn more, talk to a vet at businesses like Southwest Animal Hospital.