In line with the Rabies Awareness Month celebration, a free neutering service for cats and dogs was conducted by the Baguio City Veterinary Office (CVO) on March 15-16, 2018.
The said activity was facilitated by the CVO in partnership with the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR), Benguet Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO), Benguet State University (BSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and other volunteer veterinarians.
According to Dr. Gladys C. Bantog, CVO-Baguio Veterinarian II, the aim of the activity is to control the population and decrease the number of stray animals in support to the rabies program.
“Neutering also reduces aggression, lowers the risk to cancer, and increases the life span of your pets”, Bantog said.
A total of 12 dogs and 19 cats were castrated, while 14 dogs and 38 cats were spayed at the two-day activity.
According to Blue Cross (2018), neutering means surgically preventing pets from reproducing. In males, the operation is called castration where both testicles are removed which takes away the main source of the male hormone testosterone. While for female it is called spaying where both the ovaries and the uterus are removed which means the female is unable to become pregnant.//Jimrey P. Alides, BSU DevCom Intern 2018