Non-breeding dogs and cats should be spayed at approximately six months of age. The procedure is important for the following social and medical reasons:
- Social — Stops Your Pet from Coming into Heat (Estrus)
- Prevents a Lot of Unwelcome Visits from Neighborhood Animals
- Stops Bleeding During the Pre-Heat Cycle
- Medical — Greatly Reduces the Development of Mammary Gland Tumors and Eliminates Tumors of the Ovaries and Uterus
- Eliminates Infection of the Uterus (from the Mild Form Called an Endometritis to the More Serious Life-Threatening Form Called a Pyometra)
Neutering of dogs and cats is also done at 5-6 months of age. Removing both testicles at this young age greatly reduces the possibility of URINE MARKING in the house and also has multiple health benefits for your dog and cat.
- Eliminates the possibility of TESTICULAR CANCER.
- Greatly reduces the occurrence of PROSTATIC CANCER and also Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
- Significantly reduces the incidence of PERIANAL ADENOMAS which are benign but fastidious tumors of the anal rim.
Contact Emerson Animal Hospital P.A. in Emerson, New Jersey, to show your pet how much you care.