As your pet grows older, he or she may develop a range of diseases and conditions associated with aging, such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis and kidney disease. Despite the health problems often ...View Article
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Posted on 06-16-2016
Here at Montana Veterinary Hospital we believe in offering affordable spay and neuters for your pets. Dr. Moylan highly recommends spaying and neutering at six months of age to avoid unnecessary complications. At six months your puppy has already reached approximately 60-70% of its total growth and their reproductive hormones are starting to kick in. This not only leads to bodily changes but mental/behavioral changes as well. Intact dogs tend to be more hyper active and can have increased aggression. It is also important to spay female dogs early on, before the uterus has gone through a heat cycle. When females go though heat cycles the uterus prepares for implantation from the fertilized eggs. They become enlarged and have increased blood flow. This tends to make surgeries last longer and adds a higher level of risk. If you need your pet spayed or neutered please give us a call and we can give you an free estimate.
Below on the left is the uterus of a female who was spayed at 1 1/2 years old. The picture on the right shows a uterus of a six month old female.
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