Be Proactive Against Common Pet Overpopulation Problems
Protect your pet against common pet dangers by preparing for these situations.
Pet overpopulation is an overwhelming problem all throughout the United States. While there are many homeless pets all throughout the country who are breeding freely and contributing to the issue, our own family pets also significantly add to the problem of pet overpopulation more than we may realize.
While we as pet owners like to think that we are watchful of our pets when they are running around outside, or that they will not get separated from us or our homes when they are let out, it can happen more than you think. In fact, a large amount of pets that end up in animal shelters each and every day are someone’s family pet. While some find their way home thanks to tags, microchips or other forms of identification, others stay in shelters simply because their owners were not proactive in the event that they ended up in one of these situations.
Another common way that family pets can also to contribute to the problem of pet overpopulation, even if they do not run away from home, is that they interact with pets who are not spayed or neutered, when they are not spayed or neutered themselves, resulting in unwanted offspring with no home to belong to.
To make sure that your pet does not fall into one of these common pet situations above and help contribute to the overall problem of pet overpopulation, here are a couple tips that will help you be proactive against the most common pet dangers and problems:
Buy Proper Identification For Your Pets
Even if you always walk your pet on a leash, or never let them outside of the fence in your backyard, you should still always have identification for your pet in case they ever become lost or run away from home. This is the easiest way to ensure that they find their way back home and no not end up in an animal shelter if they get lost. Your pet’s identification should include their name, your home address, and two contact phone numbers. If your pet needs daily medication or has any significant health problems, you can also include this in your pet’s ID tags in case they are gone for more than a day or are taken to a vet due to any problems.
Get Your Pet Spayed/Neutered
If your pet gets out, it is also important that you take preventative steps to ensure that they do not re-produce while out in the wild. Spaying or neutering your pet is one of the easiest, yet most important steps a pet owner can take, as it helps keep unwanted animals off the street and saves them from unnecessary torment. In addition to preventing even more homeless animals from entering the world, spaying and neutering your pets also allows animal shelters to reduce the number of animals that they euthanize each week, and tax dollars are saved by reducing the care and euthanasia of homeless animals.
For more information about what you can do in your own home to help prevent pet overpopulation and common pet problems, be sure to talk to your vet or helpful organizations like Texas Alliance for Homeless Pets today.
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