If you tune in to The Big Butt Morning Show, you've probably heard me preach about the importance of spaying and neutering pets, especially on Whisker Wednesdays. Why? It's a big deal for a bunch of reasons.

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Dogs can have two litters a year, each with around 6 to 10 puppies. Cats? They can have up to 3 litters a year, with 4 to 6 kittens each time. Crazy, right?

Thing is, these little furballs can start making babies as early as four months for kittens and five months for pups. This leads to shelters bursting at the seams with more cuteness than they can handle.

Spaying (for girls) and neutering (for boys) are superhero moves for our furry pals.

For the girls, it means no more surprise litters, no heat cycles, and a decreased risk of serious health issues like cancer.

Boys benefit too! Neutering stops spraying, reduces the urge to wander, and even cuts down on cat brawls. Plus, it eliminates the risk of certain cancers and helps them live longer, safer lives.

It's not just about our pets; it's about the whole community. Sterilizing outdoor cats through programs like TNR makes them healthier and happier neighbors, reducing all those complaints about fights and wild behavior. It even saves money for everyone involved.

Here's a shocking stat: only one in twelve cats born finds a home. That means a lot of them end up homeless or worse. But here's the thing: you can make a difference. Spay or neuter just one cat, and you're potentially saving a hundred lives.

It's a small act that can prevent a lot of suffering. Let's do our part and spay and neuter—it's the best way to help these furry friends.

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