will make him/her fat and lazy.
much food and too little exercise make your companion animal fat.
your dog is fat, you're not getting enough exercise.
amount of food you companion needs may change after the surgery. You will
need to evaluate his weight on a regular basis. You should be able to
feel, but not see, his or her ribs. They should only be covered with a
thin layer of fat.
I get good homes for all the puppies/kitties, it's ok to breed my cat/dog.
home you find for your companion animal's litter is one less home for
a shelter animal. And what if the puppy you give away is not in such a
good home? What if he is allowed to reproduce? What if he eventually winds
up in a shelter, tied to a tree, or dumped because he is no longer wanted?
Do you want to bring an animal into the world to suffer that fate?
surgery is too expensive.
money you'll pay to have the surgery will save you much more in the long
run. Having your pet altered will eliminate many of the health problems
suffered by unaltered animals (prostate and testicular cancer, ovarian
and mammary cancer, etc.).
should have a litter before she's spayed.
is no health advantage to allowing your female to have a litter. In fact,
having a litter can be very detrimental to your female's health!
kids should witness "the miracle of birth."
be doing a much better job as a parent to teach your child about the responsibility
we have to our animals! Over 5000 puppies and kittens are born each hour
in this country alone. Over 14 million animals are euthanized each year.
To add to that number just so your child may witness an animal giving
birth is not a choice a caring parent would make.