The true meaning of fixing your pet

Lots of us know that spaying and neutering helps pet overpopulation. Aside from that, people always ask me why they should bother spaying or neutering their pets. My question back is usually “Why wouldn’t you?”

If they tell me they are planning on breeding their pet, ok, that’s a totally different discussion. But if you’re not going to breed your pet, why would you want them running around trying to reproduce for the rest of their lives? Because that’s what happens. Face it, pets are animals, and animals’ number one goal in life is to reproduce. That’s nature. Don’t we want our pets’ number one goal in life to be loving us and being loved by us?