Fields 2other animals, vets highly recommend that animals receive a rabies shot (“Veterinary Medicines”). According to the Americans for Medical Program, millions of animals would be dead because of all the diseases like feline leukemia, anthrax, distemper, and the canine parvo virus if it weren’t for Veterinarians(“Animal Research”). Through extensive research, vets have made vast improvements in prevention of disease in animals.In efforts to keep the animal population down, veterinarians will spay or neuter them. Spaying and neutering benefits both the animal and the owner. The tendency to bite, messy heat cycles in females, and spraying can all be reduced by getting an animal fixed. This can also reduce the amount of strays on the streets. Every year, the community will spend lots of money to provide care and shelter. There are a few myths about fixing animals. An animal will not get fat because they got fixed. Over eating and the lack of exercising is what causes an animal to gain weight (“PAWS”). “If the population wasn’t kept down and that there were no Veterinarians,the poultry population would have to increase by 20% and the cattle population would have to increase by 80% just to be able to keep the production level the same” (“Veterinary Medicines”).