Dr. Harmon Rogers, the director of WSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Pullman, is answering this week's question.
Dr. Harmon Rogers, the director of WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Pullman, is answering this week’s question.
Question: Can a cat or dog be spayed or neutered at too young an age? At what age should they be altered?:
Answer: The short answers are: 1) Yes, spaying or neutering can be done at too young an age; and 2) surgical altering should be done before a pet is involved in producing an unwanted litter.
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Now, while this may seem equivocal or confusing, I urge the readers to press on.
First, deciding what to do for any specific pet may be difficult.