title: why spay or neuter
In Ask the K-9 Trainer
Sep 12, 2021
The only reason to not spay or neuter is you want to breed your dog. If you do not breed your dog, my advice is to spay / neuter your pet ASAP. Young pets are ideally spay/ neutered between 6-9 months of age. Neutered pets are typically much better behaved, and there is a reduced incidence of breast cancer when female pets are spayed, and reduced prostate disease and cancer & testicular cancer in neutered males. The only down side to spay / neuter is a reduction in metabolic rate which makes them more prone to obesity, but this can be easily managed by reducing food intake.
Local Resources for Pet First Aid/CPR
In Ask the Vet
Mar 29, 2021
That is a great question. Your first resource should be your veterinarian. It depends on the individual veterinarian, but if you are active with a pet rescue, I would hope he /she would donate some time. My advice is to be very prepared with specific questions. Some vets would be willing to give a personal presentation with your group. I would be happy to upon request. Another good option is to reach out to your state‘s vet school. Most states have vet schools now, and offer “community services”. Pet First Aid /CPR is a very broad subject area. This is the main reason we decided to offer this webinar series, so Dr Crowe can cover the most common areas. He is such a great presenter and a recognized international authority on the subject. We feel this webinar series can serve as a great foundation / first step and we are making it available for anyone / any organization that needs it on our website with a YouTube link.