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Spaying & Neutering Facts

8/30/2015

Spaying and neutering is important for long term good health and eliminates the risk of unwanted puppies and kittens.  An article from USA Today (May 7, 2013) states that spayed female dogs live 23% longer than un-spayed females, and neutered male live 18% longer than un-neutered males.   Reduced lifespan of unaltered pets can be attributed to their increased urge to roam, exposing them to fights with other animals, being struck by cars, and other mishaps.  Another contributor is the increased risk of certain types of cancers. Unspayed females have a far greater risk of developing urterine cancer, mammary cancer and other reproductive cancers, along with the risk of pyometra (a uterine infection that can be fatal). Unneutered males have the risk of testicular cancer, and increased risk of prostate cancer, prostatitis, and perianal tumors.

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