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Pet Talk: Benefits of neutering your pets

Catch Dr. Klabunde every Wednesday morning on 7&4 News Today at 6:20 and 6:40.

Dr. Jen Klabunde from Northwood Animal hospital offers insight into the world of pets and tips on daily pet issues. Catch Dr. Klabunde every Wednesday morning on 7&4 News Today at 6:20 and 6:40.

This week Jen breaks down the correct terminology for neutering pets, and explains the reasoning behind doing it.

For female pets, some of reasons include:

-no unwanted litters

-no heat cycles

-no chance of pyometra later in life

-greatly reduces risk of mammary (breast) cancer

For male pets, the reason include:

-no unwanted litters

-decrease/eliminate aggression, desire to roam, and dominant behavior

-decrease chance of developing prostate disease or tumors

See the full interview for more information. The puppy featured is also available for adoption through Handds to the Rescue.

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