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Elena Barnard

Animal Friends Pet Insurance

With Winter almost at an end and the Spring on its way it’s the time of year when we start expecting to see lambs in the fields and hear baby birds chirping from their nests. It’s also one of the most popular times of year for people to welcome a new pet into their lives.

Choosing to get a puppy, kitten or other young pet is the beginning of an exciting journey for pet owners. Part of that journey is deciding whether you want your pet to one day have babies of their own. In fact, this is a decision that pet owners should make as early as possible.

If you decide that you don’t want to breed from your pet then the only completely reliable way to prevent unwanted pregnancy in your female pet is to have her spayed, and to prevent your dog or tomcat causing accidental pregnancies it’s advisable to get him neutered.

In order to help you decide whether you want to make this decision for your pet we are going to be discussing spaying and neutering throughout the month: why you should consider it; what the consequences are and what the process is. With our help you can make a more informed choice for your animal.

Do you have any questions about spaying and neutering? Have you heard any myths or urban legends about it that put you off? Are you unsure about the costs or the long-time health implications? Ask us on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll try our best to address your queries throughout the month.


    Hello, fellow animal lovers! I’m Elena, and I take care of social media for Animal Friends Insurance. I’m here to share the latest on animal welfare, our charity work and pet care. I foster and adopt rabbits and have a rescue dog called Luna.