It seems such an easy solution to a difficult problem: birth control injections for your pet. They are cheap, and unscrupulous kennel club staff come to your gate to administer them, for almost nothing. But did you know that with this kind of birth control your pet has increased chances of ending up with an infected uterus? A problem which if not diagnosed and treated immediately can kill your dog?
Progestin contraception injections are widely available in Nepal, and often replace surgical birth control. They are cheap, and easy to administer. A research by Animal Welfare Network Nepal found that close to 75% of pets receiving family planning are given regular progestin injections, while only 25% are sterilised through surgery.