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Q: Can spaying or neutering really help prevent cancer in my pet?

By Dr. Linda Sifford

Wed, Apr 11th, 2012
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Root River Veterinary Center • www.rootrivervetcenter.com • 507-765-2117

A: Yes! Spaying and neutering your cat or dog totally eliminates the chance of developing ovarian, uterine, and testicular cancers. It also greatly reduces the risk of developing cancer of the prostate gland in males and mammary cancer in females.

We highly recommend that all cats and dogs that will not be used for breeding be spayed or neutered at 5 to 6 months of age. Making the decision to spay or neuter your pet not only benefits your pet, but it also helps prevent unwanted litters which means that there will be fewer pets that are euthanized for lack of a good home. We all want our pets to lead happy healthy lives. Spaying and 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 us for more information on these life saving procedures.

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