The spay procedure (ovariohysterectomy) may be the single most important procedure you provide for your female dog or cat during her lifetime. The benefits to your pet and the pet population are significant. Each year in the United States, millions of cats and dogs are put to death in humane shelters, while thousands of others are unwanted and homeless, like this tiny rescued kitten. Admirably, many pet owners spay and neuter their pets to help control overpopulation and reduce this problem. We applaud you for making the decision to have your female spayed! What are the benefits to spaying my pet?
- When spayed before the first heat (approx. six months of age), the risk of mammary cancer is almost eliminated.
- The incidence of uterine and ovarian disease that can occur later in life is eliminated.
- The undesirable behavior associated with twice yearly heats is eliminated.
- The frequent visits from males during your female’s heat cycle (and often ensuing fights) will not occur.
- AND…..There’s no longer a risk of unwanted litters, thereby helping to reduce the population of homeless pets.
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