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Free neutering services was conducted by the Baguio City Veterinary Office in partnership with the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR), Provincial Veterinary Office-Benguet, and Benguet State University College of Veterinary Medicine on June 13-14, 2018.

A total of 79 animals were neutered with a breakdown of 42 spayed and 37 castrated.

Neutering, in accordance with the program, is done to reduce the number of stray dogs in the community, which are potential sources of diseases such as rabies, parasites, ad skin disease. In addition to that, biting incidents may be lessened and public nuisance is avoided.

The procedure is also said to reduce aggression, lowers risk to cancer, and increase the life span of your pets.

Then on June 27, DA-CAR will be conducting a veterinary mission in celebration of the department’s 30th anniversary. Free anti-rabies vaccination, deworming, pet consultation, and neutering will be available at the DA’s premises.

This activity is in line with the Philippines’ Rabies Prevention and Control Program of eradicating the virus in the country by 2020 and of instilling responsible pet ownership.//Ayra Galanza