Did you know that AVMA says:
“Pediatric Spay/Neuter Of Dogs And Cats
The AVMA supports the concept of pediatric spay/neuter in dogs and cats in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals of these species. Just as for other veterinary medical and surgical procedures, veterinarians should use their best professional judgment based on the current scientific literature in deciding at what age spay/neuter should be performed on individual animals. The decision should be made by the animal’s owner in consultation with a veterinarian after discussing associated risks and benefits.”
Maybe you need to ask the AVMA what’s up? Maybe you need to talk to your vet about this. Is the AVMA really supporting this harmful idea in order to channel business to it’s own members, rather than to look after the best interests of animals and their owners.
Meanwhile, consider this: Jennifer Margulis, PhD: Norwegians Believe Spaying or Neutering a Dog is Cruel.
And, do all pets need to be spayed or neutered to prevent shelter problems? No. In Arizona, the state with the highest euthanasia rates, mostly pit bulls and chihuahuas are euthanized. There is not an overpopulation of most pet appropriate dogs.
If we keep sterilizing all pet quality dogs, normal dogs will soon be extinct in America. Thanks in part to AVMA! Think about that. AVMA should think about that. They are moving themselves right out of business.
While you are at it, contact any place you hear of, which is considering mandating spay-neuter of all pets, to stop NOW. Vote with your business. Do not vacation there, do not attend events there. Notify the Chamber of Commerce of the city to let them know why. Here is one on the calendar: We have till October 5 to turn this around.
Shake a leg to keep your right to have pets. Thank you for your help.