Overbreeding is an issue for many species in the UK. If too many animals are born each year, there ends up being more pets looking for homes than there are the people ready to offer them a good home. Our charities and animal shelters are already full of animals looking for homes – so unless you have plans to responsibly breed from your pet in the future, we highly recommend having your pet neutered.
An unwanted pregnancy is not a big responsibility for the animal’s owner, it can also be very expensive. The vet fees associated with the pregnancy, birth and aftercare could be large and the offspring may also need care and treatments such as vaccinations, microchipping, flea and worm treatments.