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Early Spays = 98% Decrease In Mammary Cancer 

 
Did you know that spaying dogs by four to five months of age will decrease her chances of mammary cancer by over 98%? Now that's a serious statistic! 
 
Mammary tumors are the most common tumors of female dogs, accounting for half of all tumors, and are the third most common tumor for cats. They are malignant about half the time in dogs and a whopping 80% of the time in kitties. The risk of mammary tumors rises quickly with every heat cycle. Spaying by four months can prevent not only mammary cancer but uterine, cervical, and ovarian tumors as well. While the latter are not so frequent as mammary tumors, they are still very serious when they occur. Any of these female tumors can require expensive treatments like surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. 
 
Procrastination can be dangerous to your pet.  Don't wait, spay today. View our Mammary Cancer Charts -  Canine | Feline
 
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