Mars Hill Animal Hospital ‘Cat Reproduction Questions’

Is ovary removal necessary?

Posted on: September 21st, 2010

Please explain why ovary removal is necessary. I want my pet’s personality to stay the same after sterilization. Won’t her personality change? Removal of both ovaries is done for several reasons in dogs and cats. Most owners want cessation of heat periods that attract male dogs and cats, which does not happen if ovaries are
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Cat Pregnancy and Delivery

Posted on: September 21st, 2010

How should I prepare for my pregnant cat’s delivery? Cats can be difficult to predict when it comes to labor and delivery. The biggest thing to remember is that your cat may not want to have her kittens where you want her to. You should still try to set up a cozy delivery box for
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Will neutering a puppy at a young age stunt his growth?

Posted on: August 3rd, 2010

Dogs’ size is mostly determined by their genetics, not their hormones. Neutering does dramatically reduce the amount of testosterone in a male pup’s system, which may give him a bit less muscle mass in the long run, but won’t affect his height or the size of his frame. Actually, studies have shown that dogs spayed
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