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Old October 23rd, 2002, 12:04 PM
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Is it harmfull to neuter a 4yr yr old dog


I own a 4yr old female Pomeranian and has been in heat twice a year.

From what I was told from my friends and colleages is that, if I don't neuter her as soon as possible, she could be at risk in getting breat cancer. Is that possible? I don't want her to have puppies.

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Old October 25th, 2002, 08:46 PM
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Fix her! Theres no trouble with a 4 year old being fixed.. The vet will do a couple tests to make sure she is okay to spay.

I know getting neutured decreases the risk of prostate cancer in males so it may be similar for females & breast cancer.

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Old November 6th, 2002, 07:12 PM
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Spaying a female and neutering a male prevents many problems.
A large percentage of unspayed females as they age will develop uterine infections and need ER services which are costly, not to mention the dog can die from these problems. It is common for females to develop breast tumors also. Be a good pet owner and spay your dog.
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