October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Want to know the best way to prevent mammary cancer in your dog? SPAY HER. Mammary cancers are extremely rare in dogs who have been spayed. So in addition to preventing unwanted litters, spaying could save your dog’s life.
It used to be that vets recommended spaying early, before the dog goes into heat, but current thinking is that the ovarian hormones are important in bone and joint development, so they recommend waiting until 8 – 12 months, as long as the dog is in a secure environment where pregnancy is unlikely.
Whether you spay early or later, the cancer protection is worth the cost of the surgery.
I’m betting this woman is REALLY glad she has a dog! A recent episode of “Secret Life of Dogs” on BBC Earth highlighted the story of Max, a collie mix, who had an important message for his mama, Maureen Burns. Continue reading Dog scan beats out CAT scan→
As we end October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought this story from WEWS in Cleveland was appropriate. (No, it doesn’t involve NFL players wearing pink shoes – have you ever seen anything more ridiculous?)