Removal of the ovaries and uterus Ideal age is 4 to 6 months. If spayed before the first heat cycle, your pet has
a less than 1 percent chance of developing breast cancer.
If spayed after one heat cycle, your pet has an 8 percent chance of developing breast cancer.
If spayed after two heat cycles, the risk increases to 26 percent chance.
After two years, no protective benefit exists.
Pets with diabetes or epilepsy should be spayed to prevent hormonal changes that may interfere with medication.
Eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer.
Eliminates unwanted pregnancies.