Every year, an unaltered female cat may go through numerous heat cycles. Intact female dogs typically go into heat twice a year. A cat becomes reproductive before one year, which means she could have dozens of kittens in her lifetime. Cats in heat make loud vocalizations and can be aggressive in their attempts to attract the attention of male cats.
When a dog is spayed, she loses her urge to wander freely. If an unneutered neighbor’s male dog comes into contact with a spayed female dog, he will not attempt to mate with her. Spaying a cat or dog lowers her risk of developing uterine, ovarian, and mammary gland cancer as well as avoiding litters of puppies and kittens that may not find a home. The risk is reduced the most in dogs and cats who get the procedure before going into heat for the first time.
Both dogs and cats might exhibit aggressive behavior and roaming when they have not yet been neutered. When the dog attempts to attack or even act sexually toward people, its human family may be surprised. Unneutered pets will also spray their pee to mark their territory. This stench is not only unpleasant, but it can also be challenging to get rid of. The risk of testicular or prostate cancer in male pets decreases dramatically after neutering surgery.
A pet’s lifespan is often extended by three to five years by neutering or spaying the animal. Lastly, people with altered pets make better neighbors and are less likely to run into roaming threats because they are far more likely to stay inside the house or yard.
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