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I’s heard so many ridiculous things people think about pit bulls but none as ridiculous as this…

One person tried telling me that it was proven that pit bulls are attracted to the smell of blood. “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!” was my reply. In what world are dogs attracted to the smell of blood? It is absolutely not proven and definitely not true. Pit bulls are not some crazy out of control monster of a dog that comes running when they smell blood. If stuff like that is going around then what else is? That is now added to the long list of myths about them, I just can’t believe someone would be stupid enough to actually believe that. Pit bulls are like any other dog, and its not possible for a dog to have a “trait” like that, its impossible. 

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I cant stress enough how important it is to spay and neuter your pet! During the winter months there are so many cats and dogs that don’t have a nice warm bed to go home to, and one of the reason for that is because people don’t have their animals fixed. When you have an animal that becomes pregnant and has a litter, you expect to find homes for all the puppies or kittens right? And you will probably find homes for all of the little ones, but most of them will just end up on the street once they grow up because they are no longer that cute kitten/puppy that you first got. That ins’t the only reason though. About 70,000 kittens and puppies are born everyday, and many dogs and cats are being euthanized because they are homeless.

Here is WHY you should spay and neuter:

1. It will reduce the chance of your dog or cat getting cancer.

2. Your dog or cat will likely be more affectionate and better behaved.

3. It decreases the homeless animal population.

4. It healthy for them! They will live longer and happier lives.

5. It reduces the number of fights, dog bites, and accidents.

6. They will be less aggressive.

7. You’ll save an animal from being euthanized.

Myths of spaying and neutering:

1. Spaying/ neutering changes their personality.

-That is false! Their personality wont change, but they will be a lot more affectionate and calm.

2. Spaying/neutering makes them lazy.

-This is false! Usually a dog or cat gets fat and lazy because its over fed and lack exercise.

3. My dog or cat should and has the right to experience sex.

-False! For your cat or dog, sex, is just the instinct to reproduce. All it is, is about reproduction to them.

To bring pit bulls into this, of course they should be spayed/ neutered too, but when people see an aggressive pit bull, the aggressiveness is most likely caused by them not being neutered because male pit bulls can become aggressive if they are not neutered, just like any other male dog! So save a life and spay and neuter your pets!

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Myth number 1: PitBulls are naturally dangerous and may attack at any time.

-False! They are no dangerous than a Golden retriever and aq beagle. And no dog is naturally dangerous.

Myth number 2: PitBulls have lock jaws.

-False!  They have a bone anatomy just like any other dog, however they do possess a lot of power but they are not a superhuman monster that hold immortal capabilities

Myth number 3: A PitBull that attacks other animals will go after people next.

-False!  Animal aggression and human aggression are two completely different things. Pit bulls were once trained to fight and bring down large animals, hence the possession of animal aggression in some pit bulls (or any other breed for that matter!) is not unnatural, and definitely NOT a reason to euthanize the dog.

Myth number 4: PitBulls and children do not belong together.

-False!  They make wonderful companions for children, and families. They also have the ability to handle a lot of rough and tumble play that kids  can dish out.

Myth number 5: PitBulls are great guard dogs.

-No! They make lousy guard dogs, they are naturally too friendly. They would rather lick a robber to death than attack one. However since their very loyal to their owners, they will protect their owners if they feel there is a threat.

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