Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
Spaying (female) and neutering (male) is important to your pet’s health. While your pet will no longer be able to reproduce, their overall health is a key reason to consider the procedure. Other benefits include improved behavior, elimination of unwanted pregnancies and neglected pets, and decreased risk for certain cancers and infections. Your pet will live a longer, healthier, more socialized lifestyle.
Animal Doctor recommends that female and male cats should be spayed or neutered prior to 6 months of age (puberty). Female and male dogs that are small to medium sized should be spayed or neutered between 4-6 months of age. Large and giant breeds should be fixed a little later; at 1-2 years of age to allow for stronger ligaments, tendons, and joints, as well as more muscle development.
Spaying and neutering your pet does not deprive him or her of any element of their life that he/she is aware of or needs. Do NOT make the mistake of placing human values and concerns onto your pet. Dogs and cats do not “want” a litter of young. Reproduction in animals is a biological function, like drinking water when thirsty. They do not have an emotional need to reproduce.
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Neutering will allow your pet to become a better family member and he will be content to stay home and become devoted and well-behaved. It will also greatly reduce the incidence of prostatic cancer, the likelihood to roam, and eliminates the chance of developing testicular cancer.