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Why you should neuter your pet

December 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Surgery

Great Dane puppyAt Olathe Animal Hospital, we recommend having your male puppy or kitten neutered at 6 months of age. Neutering involves removing both testicles. Although routine, it is a major procedure, which is why we take extra precautions to ensure your puppy’s safety and smooth recovery.

There are many health and behavioral benefits to having your puppy neutered, including:

  • Significantly reduced chance of prostate infections and prostate cancer
  • Eliminates possibility of testicular cancer
  • Decreased risk of being hit by car (un-uneutered males have the highest incidence of vehicular trauma as they are constantly on the look-out for females in heat)

His personality will not change, and he will not get “fat” (unless you over-feed him!).

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