Veterinarian Question -Veterinary
One of the most common veterinarian questions is about spaying pets. There are many advantages to spaying or neutering your pet. Choosing to have your pet spayed or neutered is often a weighty decision. But unless you have a pet that you're intent on breeding, spaying or neutering your pet around the age of six months is usually the best choice. Unaltered male cats andare more likely to roam, and unaltered male often prove harder to train. In addition, many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering, and neutering helps to prevent testicular cancer, prostate disease and hernias. As for the females, unaltered female cats will spray around the and yowl when in heat, while both unaltered female cats and will attract interested males throughout the area. Spaying your female cat or dog can help prevent pyometra, breast cancer, cancer of the ovaries or uterus, and infections of the uterus. Aside from the many health and behavioral advantages, by spaying or neutering your pet you don't have to worry about unwanted kittens or puppies. By spaying or neutering your pet, you won't be contributing to the already epidemic pet overpopulation. The statistics associated with the pet overpopulation are staggering. It is estimated that about 55,000 pets are born every hour in the US alone and about 4 to 6 million pets are euthanized every year.