Scotch Pines Dog Training
Why Spay and Neuter?
One female dog and one male dog and their
offspring can produce 4372 puppies in 7 years!!!!
aren't enough homes for them all
Spay and neuter your pets!!!!
day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in this country while only 10,000 people are born. It's simple math- there just
aren't enough homes for all of these animals.
An animal is euthanized in the U.S every 6 seconds.
At least 50% of the overpopulation problem is non-neutered males. Females can't do it alone.
Purebreds account for 30% of all the animals in the shelter. "Papers don't
mean an animal should be bred!
For every home you find for a puppy you have bred, a home is lost for a shelter dog.
Breeding to see the "miracle of birth" demands that you also see the tragic results.
Visit a shelter and watch a puppy being euthanized for every puppy your "miracle of birth" delivered.
YOU PERSONALLY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY SPAYING OR NEUTERING YOUR PET.
SPAYING AND NEUTERING IS HEALTHIER
Spaying will reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Almost 50% of un-spayed dogs develop breast tumors.
Each cycle they experience increases the chances of illness greatly, as much as ten times each!
disease is no longer a problem after spaying.
Ovarian cysts that can be sometimes very painful are no longer a consideration
Neutering significantly lowers the risk of prostate gland and testicular cancer in male dogs. Almost
60% of intact males suffer from prostate cancer, why not make the adds even better?
Neutering eliminates the risk of
testicular tumors as well.
Spaying and Neutering Myths
Myth #1: My dog is a purebred so it's okay if I breed-
The fact that
30% of all dogs found in shelters are AKC or UKC purebreds. Know what that means? NOT MUCH! Those letters just mean
that they belong to a club and are registered to it. There is no guarantee of quality!
My pet is a male, I won't have any litters- These animals are a big part of the pet overpopulation
problem since they escape and bred with females in heat. They roam more, are more aggressive and sire hoards of litters for
someone else to raise and find homes for.
Myth #3: It costs too much- It will cost you a
lot more to care for the puppies created by your dog! There are programs for assistance for those unable to afford to
get the procedure done. Note: each stray animal costs taxpayers about $100 each to catch, feed and
Myth #4: My children should see the miracle of birth- School programming, virtual
computers and films can convey the same information in a more caring way.
Children can experience the birth process
other ways and enjoy it more.
Myth #5: She needs to have at least one litter- Does a woman
need to have at least one child to be a true woman? Having a litter does not in any way improve or change a pet's
disposition. It will however drain her body of nutrients and it can weaken her bones and teeth.
Spaying and neutering is painful for the pet-How painful is giving birth? Surgery is performed under anesthesia
and animals are usually back on their feet into normal activities within 24-72 hours. This slight discomfort is not harmful
and prevents the suffering and death of hundreds of unwanted animals that could be born if you do not spay or neuter your
Myth #7: If I neuter him he won't be as protective- Instinct is not affected by hormones.
In fact , most pets will actually be more effective at protection since they will have stabilized hormones.
#8: They'll get fat and lazy-Not so. they need excercise just like they always did, but spaying and neutering them
actually changes nothing as far as weight gain.
Myth #9: I paid
good money for my dog so I need to get my money back- Most people do not realize the cost and responsibility involved
in having a litter of puppies. Reputable breeders are not in it for the money. They breed for the love of the breed, to enhance
the breed. If you bought your dog from a backyard breeder or a pet store, you most likely will not enhance the breed and will
most likely lose money on vet bills. plus, you will be adding to the over-population.
this has still not convinced you to neuter your animal, go visit a shelter. I challenge you to spend some time there. Ask
when they euthanize animals and witness how the animals cringe , defecate in fear, and act when they are taken out to be killed.
Look them in the eyes and explain why you do not want to neuter your pet.
Before you breed:
Both dogs should be at least two years of age. Younger than this could cause
health problems for your female for several reasons. One very important one is the puppies will be taking calcium away from
her at an age when she needs all calcium for her own growth.
Your dog should be a purebred from a reputable
breeder. A dog bought from a pet store, a back yard breeder, the roadside, etc is not a reputable breeder.
You should have a five generation pedigree for YOUR dog. This
means you purchase a pedigree from a company that does generations that far back.
Your dog should have a minimum of eight
titled (AKC or UKC) Champions, Obedience (CD, CDX, etc) in the last three generations.
dog should have a stable temperament. Bad temperaments can be hereditary and should
not be passed on. You could end up selling a puppy to someone that could not manage the dog and they the dog could hurt or
even kill someone and yes, you would be partly to blame.
Does your dog fit
the breed standard? You will be hurting the breed if you pass along traits that are
not desirable in your breed.
Are both the male and female healthy? You could pass along hereditary sickness from the prospective parents.
dog must be certified free of genetic diseases. They must be certified by OFA, CERF,
BAER. If not, you could sell puppies that could come down with hip dysplaysia or more. Besides the pain you cause to people
who care about their dogs and for the dogs themselves, people can sue you to collect their money back.
Are you willing to take the time to give puppy care, socialization, have them checked by a veterinarian,
have the proper shots given on time, and let no puppy leave the litter until they are eight weeks of age?
willing to guarantee your puppies? More and more wise buyers are only buying puppies that come with a health guarantee.
ONLY IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ALL THE ABOVE QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU CONSIDER BREEDING
THE DOG. BREEDING A DOG IS A VERY BIG COMMITMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY.
COST OF A LITTER
Pre-breeding Health Screens
Eyes (annual) $20/year
Thyroid Screen $80
BREEDING RELATED FEES
Other testing as required
by stud dog owner
Whelping Supplies $100/litter
Vet bills for
Vet bills for Pups
Food for Pups
Registration fees $20/litter
Extra heat for Winter $300/litter
for Summer $70/litter
BREEDING EXPENSES IF PROBLEMS OCCUR
Puppy Formula $80
Other vet bills variable
Time off from work variable
CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD
Financial help is available for spaying and neutering your pet. In the state of Idaho:
PAWS for Life Inc
pets of local residents with financial need.
PO Box 2763
Idaho Falls, ID 83403
Humane Society of the Palouse
2019 White Avenue
Moscow, ID 83843
Discounts for residents of Latah or Whitmany county
Idaho Humane Society
Working with a coalition of animal welfare groups and local veterinarians, the Idaho Humane Society veterinary clinic
seasonally provides spay/neuter services at discounted rates.
Talk with your vet regarding payment
options and financial consideration on your spay or neuter
This information was collected from various
sources on the internet and from veterinarians. Please consider it wisely as your duty to our wonderful pets and our
position as their caregivers.