What do you think about spaying/neutering pets? Is it cruel? I will agree that it's not natural, obviously, BUT I don't think it's cruel. Sure it hurts them for a brief period but they actually stand a better chance of living longer if they are fixed. I think that unless you are a dedicated breeder you shouldn't be allowing your pets to breed. I'm thinking mostly of dogs when I write this but I think it goes for any type of pet. Breeding animals can be hard on them as well as you. If you aren't cut out for it, or you don't have room for 6 puppies (or whatever) to run around then you shouldn't let your pets breed. Thoughts? I know some people will disagree with me and say that spaying/neutering of any kind and for any reason is cruel/mean/etc but I think in the end it can lead to a better quality of life for your pet.