Birthday Gifts for Pets
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Birthday Gifts for Pets

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our beautiful dog’s ninth birthday. I can’t believe we’ve had our sweet canine companion for so many years. To commemorate this special occasion, my spouse and I shopped for the perfect birthday gift. We decided to purchase a nice red collar for our dog. Our dog’s old collar was faded and dirty. Her new, red collar looked amazing next to her sleek black fur. After placing her new collar on her, our dog looked ready to take some memorable pictures. On this blog, I hope you will discover some of the best practical gifts to buy for your pets. Enjoy!

Birthday Gifts for Pets

Why Should Your Male Cat Be Neutered?

Madison Adams

While many cat owners are already aware of how important it is to have a female cat spayed, some are not aware of just how important it is to have male cats neutered. Those who have male cats sometimes think this is not necessary since they will not be giving birth to a litter of kittens. However, having a male cat neutered also has many benefits. These are some reasons why you should have your male cat neutered.

Reduced Aggression 

Once male cats have been neutered, their bodies produce less of the hormone testosterone. This hormone is what sometimes makes male cats fight each other or have aggression towards people. With the decreased production of testosterone, it is very likely that your male cat will also become less aggressive.

Less Urine Spraying In The Home 

Male cats have the habit of spraying urine in certain areas in or around your home to mark their territory. This is a behavior that is done to attract female cats. However, a neutered cat is less likely to do this because they are no longer producing the sexual hormones that trigger this behavior.

Decreased Chance Of Roaming Cats 

If an unaltered male cat spends time outside, he is likely to roam away from your home if he can sense that there are female cats in heat. Some male cats can sense this for long distances and will roam for long distances away from home in search of the female cat. 

However, if a male cat is neutered at an early age, he is less likely to be able to sense when female cats are in heat. Therefore, it is unlikely that a neutered male cat will roam away from home when he is allowed to be outside. This also decreases the chance that your cat will be hit by a vehicle on the road if he is not roaming away from home.

Neutering your cat is also a good way to keep your male cat healthier. Since male cats that have not been neutered are more likely to fight with other male cats, this creates a risk that your male cat will suffer a dangerous injury or even become infected with a deadly disease. Some cat diseases, such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), can be contracted from only a single bite from another infected cat. Currently, there is no vaccine for FIV and this disease is almost always fatal.

For more information, contact an animal hospital, like Ashworth Road Animal Hospital PC.