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Spaying or Neutering Your Pets
Health Benefits
Pet Aid League
Broward County, Florida
 
Spaying your pet before her first heat (that is, before she reaches sexual maturity) greatly reduces her chances of developing breast cancer and completely eliminates the threat of uterine and ovarian cancer and uterine infection, which are common occurrences in unspayed females.

Neutering your male dog or cat prevents testicular tumors and may prevent prostate problems.  It also decreases the possibility of perianal tumors and hernias, which are commonly observed in older, unaltered dogs.  Because neutered cats are less likely to roam, the threat of abcesses caused by bites and disease transmitted by fighting are greatly reduced.

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