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Sterilizing prevents unwanted litters.

It prevents diseases such as TVT and cervical cancer.
– It reduces aggressive behavior and territorial conflict.
– The chances your male may want to run out are reduces.
– It increases the lifespan of your dog and prevents stress from pregnancy and birth

The world has so many animals that are abused and neglected daily. Millions more get put to sleep daily. There is absolutely no reason at all to breed.

Myths about sterilizing

1. It is cruel to not let her have one set of babies.

This is absolutely wrong. It is cruel to bring animals into a world where nobody wants them or peole will want them util the cuteness is gone and then they are discarded. The mother loses a little bit of her lifespan each time she may have a litter. The chances of death while pregnant or during birth are high and this is more cruel than the decision to prevent.

2. The male is not a male anymore.

This is completely wrong. All neutering does is reduce his testosterone levels so he wont want to mate or fight for dominance. It also is healthier as it prevents him from marking his territory everywhere and prevents prostrate cancer.

3. The dog will become “stupid” and wont be alert.

The ability for a dog to love and defend his family will never be lost especially during neutering. A male or female will always be alert and will display the same behaviour patterns you raised them up with.

Sterilize!

Again, we cannot stress enough how important it is to sterilize your dog, by doing this you are saving thousands from abuse, neglect and starvation.

You are also preventing your dog from contracting tons of diseases that occur from not being sterilized including the most dreadful CANCER, and if you really love your dog then you would not want to her suffering the symptoms of cancer.

Well deserved Love

Having a dog is a life long commitment, Make sure you give her all the love she deserves and more, Remember you are all she has.

We are often faced with issue where dogs and puppies are given as Christmas and Birthday presents and these very same dogs are now unwanted, unloved and abandoned. Dogs are not novelty items they are a responsibility , they are family, Do not send them to be put down because they are “old” rather give them the comfort and show them love as they live out their last days.  Make sure you treat them with respect. Be their voice and show them you care.

Say NO to Chains!

Did you know chaining your dog can cost you some serious jail time or  hefty fine, if that sounds really uncomfortable imagine how uncomfortable it must be to be chained most of your life! Not Pretty! Don’t Do it!

Fenced Property

Just as we human beings do not let our little children wander off on to the streets with the risks of being stolen , lost or the worst been run over so too we should keep our dogs in a properly fenced garden with enough room for her to play.

With the high rate of dogs being stolen for dog fights , dog baits ,etc we should be more vigilant and check up on our dogs constantly.

A Clean House

Make sure that your dog has proper shelter that protects her from all kinds of weathers , make sure that this environment is cleaned regularly according to living standards.

Fresh Water

Keeping your dog hydrated is key. Make sure you always top up her water bowl with clean water.

Good Food

Make sure that your dog has a balanced diet and proper food , giving your dogs scraps and bones is hazardous to their stomach . If you wouldn’t eat it then it is certainly not advisable for your dog to eat it.

Vet Checks and Vaccines

Having your dog checked on a regular basis is vital , check for skin issues, dental issues, weight issues and so on. Make sure that your dog is properly vaccinated with correct vaccines according to their age, so that she can stay happy and healthy!

Dog walks

Make sure you take your dogs for walks on a daily basis. Try to do this at a time of the day when it is cooler outside as hot surfaces can damage and burn their sensitive paws.

Grooming

Bath your dog regularly, Trim her nails, comb her fur , not only does that make her pretty but it plays a huge role in her health.

Long coated dogs are prone to developing matted fur which can cause skin condition and have other serious effects.  Overgrown nails are common in older dogs which makes it very difficult for them to walk. Their nails are also most likely to break and this can be quite painful.

Sterilize!

Again, we cannot stress enough how important it is to sterilize your cat, by doing this you are saving thousands from abuse, neglect and starvation.

You are also preventing your cat from contracting tons of diseases like breast cancer and it completely eliminates the threat of uterine and ovarian cancer and uterine infection, which are common occurrences in unaltered females.

Well deserved Love

Having a cat is a life long commitment, Make sure you give her all the love she deserves and more, Remember you are all she has.

We are often faced with issue where cats and kittens are given as Christmas and Birthday presents and these very same cats are now unwanted, unloved and abandoned. Cats are not novelty items they are a responsibility , they are family, Do not send them to be put down because they are “old” rather give them the comfort and show them love as they live out their last days.  Make sure you treat them with respect. Be their voice and show them you care.

Fresh Water

Keeping your cat hydrated is important. Make sure you always top up her water bowl with clean water.

Good Food

Make sure that your cat has a balanced diet and proper food. If you wouldn’t eat it then it is certainly not advisable for your cat to eat it.

Vet Checks and Vaccines

Having your cat checked on a regular basis is vital , check for ear infections, dental and gum issues, weight issues and so on. Make sure that your cat is properly vaccinated with correct vaccines according to their age, so that she can stay happy and healthy!

Playtime

Make sure you always play with your cat as much as possible if she is your only pet , this is not only good for her personality but also helps her gets some exercise .

Grooming

Cats generally groom themselves , however make sure you brush them twice a week to prevent fur-balls.

Declawing is a NO NO

The process of declawing for a cat would be the same as cutting off each finger up until the first knuckle for us humans imagine how painful this procedure can be for your cat and in reality it is basically unnatural.

Once declawed cats paws become very sensitive making them very aggressive , this is not something we would want to put our cats through.

Please remember that declawing is more for human benefit than for the benefit of the cat itself.

Litter Check

Many diseases come from unclean environments so make sure that your cats litter box is always clean and filled with fresh litter daily.

Animals have rights!

Did you know that there are laws in our constitution that protects our animals.

Animal abuse is a criminal offense, As stated in the constitution , animals have the right to proper shelter , food and water. Don’t break the law , read about it here : Animal Protection Act

School Drive

Education is key

We have recently initiated a school drive , so we can educate our children on pet care and respect for animals.

It is absolutely crucial to educate every member of the community, and by instilling love for animals in children from a young age we believe that this will curb animal abuse and neglect and also motivate children to engage in social responsibility from a young age .

If you part of a school governing body or want us to give talks at your school please contact us.

Presheen – 072 417 6133 | info@phoenixanimalcare.org.za