Why you should neuter your pet
At 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!).