Mar 05 2015

It is NOT true that dogs and cats need to have a heat cycle or a litter before being spayed.

As a matter of fact, it is recommended by veterinarians that dogs and cats be spayed before their first heat cycle (before the age of 5-6 months) in order to drastically reduce the risk of mammary tumors later in life, prevent pregnancy, and prevent uterine infections. As a veterinarian who has done thousands of spays, I will also say that younger animals recover much more quickly from surgery than an adult dog or cat.

Website Admin | Advice from Dr. Michelle Hays

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