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Will spaying or neutering my dog or cat make them "fat and lazy"?


Fri, May 27th, 2011
Posted in Ask the Expert

Dr. Michelle

Most pets gain weight because they eat more calories than they expend. Obesity has little to do with whether your pet is spayed or neutered. We highly recommend that all non-breeding cats and dogs be sterilized. Making the decision to spay or neuter your pet means that you will not be contributing to the growing number of pets who are abandoned. At least 1 out of 4 pets brought to animal shelters are purebreds, so no pet is guaranteed to be safe from finding themselves without a home. Spaying or neutering also decreases the chance that your pet will develop certain types of cancer and hormone related diseases as they age. Spays and neuters are major surgical procedures, but healthy animals usually recover completely in a matter of days. We all want our pets to lead happy, healthy lives; spaying or neutering is one of the best ways to show how much you care for your pet! The benefits of spaying and neutering greatly outweigh any disadvantages. Call our office at 507-765-2117 if you have any questions regarding either of these important procedures.

212 St. Anthony St.

Preston, MN

507.765.2117

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