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February is Spay-Neuter Awareness Month

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February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

We all know that spaying and neutering your pets is crucial to keep pet population under control, but did you know that there are also countless health benefits?
 
Here's a few of the many benefits of altering your pet:

  • Animals have less desire to roam; therefore they are less likely to be injured in an auto accident. In fact, as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered.
  • An unspayed dog is 12 times more likely to develop mammary tumors and nearly 50% of mammary tumors are malignant in dogs.
  • An unspayed cat is 7 times more likely to develop mammary tumors and nearly 90% of mammary tumors are malignant in cats.
  • Neutering decreases incidence of prostate disease and eliminates risk of testicular cancer. Testicular tumors are the second most common tumor in male dogs.
  • Spaying/neutering increases a dog's life by an average of 1-3 years, and a cat's life by 3-5 years.

For more information on Spay/Neuter Awareness Month & World Spay Day click here.

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