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Common Myths About Spaying and Neutering

When it comes to spaying or neutering pets, there are many myths out there.

Not everything you hear about spaying or neutering your pet is true! In fact, there is a long list of myths and misconceptions out there. In our last blog, our veterinarian in Levittown went over many of the benefits of spaying or neutering your pet, and today, we’ll be setting the record straight about common myths. The following is a list of some of the most common myths and misconceptions about spaying or neutering pets:

Myth #1. Spaying or neutering your pet will cause them to gain weight.

Spaying or neutering your pet has absolutely nothing to do with how much they weigh. Regardless of whether or not your pet is spayed or neutered, you need to exercise them and feed them a healthy diet to keep them trim and healthy.

Myth #2. Spaying or neutering will solve all of your pet’s behavioral issues.

Although it’s true that neutering a male can reduce some behavioral issues that are triggered by testosterone, like running away or urinating in your house, there’s no guarantee that his behavior will change. Additionally, neutering will have no effect whatsoever on the behaviors that your dog learned from bad habits or improper training.

These are just a couple of the many myths and misconceptions that many pet owners have about spaying and neutering their pets. Would you like to learn the truth about more common myths? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!

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