I first became interested in The Gift For Life as it benefits relate to a common concern we have regarding pets who have been spayed and neutered. It is a well-documented fact that pets who have been surgically altered via traditional castration and ovariohysterectomy show higher incidences of bone cancers, vascular cancers, prostate cancer and disease, joint injuries and disease, obesity, skin and hair coat issues, chronic infections, diabetes and many other endocrine-related diseases seen as pets age.
As a result of this scientifically proven evidence, over 4 years ago I began a program of non-surgical neutering male dogs using a naturally occurring Zinc solution called Zeuterin to sterilize male dogs and leave 50 % of their functioning endocrine (testosterone producing testicular cells) system intact. Studies have shown that this procedure works to help control these previously mentioned conditions and it is virtually pain-free, safer with no anesthetic risk, no downtime and less expensive than traditional castration.
At the same time, we began to offer ovary-sparing spays to combat the same negative consequences of traditional spays (ovariohysterectomy) as well. As a result of our commitment to the long-term health benefits of these procedures to our patients, we feel we are making a gigantic difference in the longevity and quality of life for these patients using scientific evidence to support our program at The Pet Vet and The Shot Spot while combating the serious pet overpopulation issues throughout our country.
Therefore, with the realization that in many cases along with the difficulty to change pet owner’s attitudes as well as those of many Veterinarians toward the negativity of traditional pet neutering and spaying, we needed a product to offer the those who are showing up a little late to the dance! This is where The Gift For Life® steps up to the plate and offers an opportunity for these patients to experience a longer life with healthier benefits of a naturally stimulated and homeostatic endocrine system that we unfortunately altered with surgical manipulation.
Yes, these products and procedures provide a pathway to a healthier, longer and more productive quality of life!