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August 9, 2016

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Spay/Neuter Pets? Why?

Here at the Harvard Veterinary Animal Clinic, we strongly advocate the spay/neuter procedure for all pets. Dr. Costello believes that this is a good ideology to have, and that this is an ideology that is grounded with a strong medical basis along with the population control issues.

Medically, neutering helps to prevent prostate diseases in older animals. The preventatives extend to various cancers. This includes the testicular cancers along with the other disorders that are associated with the testicular cancers or other endocrine abnormalities that can develop in older male dogs and cats.

In this video, Dr. Costello also addresses the issues that are related to female pets and the benefits of having them spayed. He stresses the fact that it is a bad thing for there to be unwanted litters of animals that will not be cared for.

Spaying female animals (dogs and cats) has its health benefits. Uterus infections may be eliminated at the source. These are very serious infections that can occur in animals that are cycling and that are coming out of “heat”. The three-to-six-week time frame that occurs after this cycle may possibly open a window for an infection to set in. It is important to remember that the treatment of these infections is very expensive. It is also a health risk for the animal to be treated for these diseases after they occur. The spaying procedure may act as a preventative.

A number of mammary cancers can be reduced (possibly eliminated) with early spays and neuters. If an animal is spayed prior to its first estrous cycle, there is almost a 100% reduction in the incidents of mammary tumors. After the first cycle (and before the second cycle), there is still a 50% chance of reduction.

The other (and more obnoxious) traits that are associated with intact animals include roaming and aggression. Those traits may also be removed to a very great extent when you have your pet spayed or neutered.

Spay/Neuter Benefits Recap

  • May make your pet a better pet with less “calls of the wild”.
  • May reduce your pet’s long term health care costs by eliminating certain cancers.
  • May reduce your pet’s licensing costs.

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Youtube Title: Dog Cat Spay Neuter (Harvard IL Woodstock Hebron Poplar Grove)

Spay/Neuter has so many benefits. Please consider how many unwanted puppies and kittens are destroyed every year…….. and the heartbreak of a runaway pet..



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