At Almost Home Pet Farm we take the care of your canine friend quite seriously. We love all our animals on our farm and work diligently to ensure all are healthy, happy and cage free! Part of this involves ensuring that all our pets are spayed and neutered. While spaying and neutering has always been a big part of proper pet care, it has only really started to take off in Maryland. Across the country there are mobile spay neuter services that are staffed with veterinarians and technicians who perform up to 50 surgeries a day!
But pet over population is still a problem! There are still more animals than homes and this causes unwanted side effects. Whether that means too many animals in shelters or too many cats digging up your backyard having too many animals in the world is a problem that affects everyone.
But more than that, there is the health of the pet too. Providing a spay surgery can prevent dangerous conditions like pyometra or ovarian cancer. It will also stop your dog from going into heat which while infrequent is quite an inconvenience. For more information check out pros and cons of spaying and neutering
And for the cats, spaying and neutering prevents a variety of unwanted behaviors like spraying, loud meowing and everything associated with going into heat.
At Almost Home Pet Farm we don’t use cages. We have fences but no fence is perfect if a dog is determined enough. Neutered dogs are much less likely to roam (since they don’t need to look for a mate) As a result Almost Home Pet Farm requires that all male dogs are neutered before being able to stay at our facility. Besides making your dog less likely to get testicular or other reproductive cancers, it also makes them way less likely to escape and get hit by a car. Not to mention the benefits to aggression!