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  1. Arti says:

    Although reproductive hormones cause mating behaviors that may be undesirable for many pet owners, these hormones also affect your pet’s overall health and can be beneficial. Talk to your veterinarian about the benefits and risks of the sterilization procedure so you can make an informed decision. Removing your pet’s ovaries or testes removes these hormones and can result in increased risk of health problems which include urinary incontinence and a few types of cancer. Consult your veterinarian about the most appropriate time to spay or neuter your pet based upon his/her breed, age and physical condition. Keep in mind that, contrary to popular belief, it may NOT be best to wait until your female dog or cat has gone through her first heat cycle.

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