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There’s a lot of information floating around out there about the best ways to care for pets, but it can be hard to tell fact from fiction, especially when it comes to advice about having your pet spayed or neutered. Here’s the scoop on five common myths about spaying and neutering and why the surgery can make good sense — for you and your pet.
Myth: My pet should experience the joys of parenthood before undergoing the big snip.
Truth: The good news for you is that there is no scientific evidence that it’s better to allow a pet to become a parent before spaying or neutering. Why is that good news? Because it’s a heckuva lot easier to live with a spayed female or a neutered male. Spayed females won’t have a heat cycle, eliminating the likelihood that they will leave bloodstains on your favorite white pants or your newly upholstered sofa, and neutered males are less likely to take off down the road in search of a little action.
Myth: My pet’s behavior will change.
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