Posted: 29 Mar 2011 10:03 PM PDT
One important responsibility for every conscientious dog owner is the neutering 1 of their new puppy at the appropriate time. When a female dog is neutered the process is called "spaying." As the process is more invasive for a female dog, there are certain steps that should be adhered to in puppy care after spaying. Benefits of Spaying Your Puppy Some novice dog owners are hesitant to spay their puppy. However, there are a number of benefits to neutering your dog. Besides the fact that it prevents the risk of unwanted litters and contributing to the pet population problem,2 it also decreases the risk of several medical problems such as mammary cancer, urinary tract infections, and reproductive tract diseases. Also, sterilized dogs are less likely to roam from home, are less restless and less aggressive than dogs that are unfixed. When Should a Puppy Be Spayed? The common wisdom for timeframe for spaying a puppy is between 5 to 8 months, and before the dog goes int...
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