Spaying one’s cat has always been associated with preventing them from getting pregnant and having kittens. There is another more important reason to spay your cat than most people realize. There are unfortunate health issues your cat will deal with if she is spayed later in life or not at all. If your cat is not spayed, then she will have a 1% chance of getting breast cancer, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer. What people may not realize, once she reaches 7 months of age, every heat cycle increases her chances of developing cancer.

Most importantly, you’ll want to spay her before she reaches the age of 2 years old. Once she passes that 2-year mark if she is spayed after that there is no protection or prevention against developing breast cancer. This is extremely important because this was one of the tragedies my family had to deal with last year. Her name was Lassy, and she was spayed after she was 2 years old.

Lassy had developed breast cancer, and we had tried many ways to prevent it. But then we decided to give her the best times before we lost her to cancer. I really do hope this knowledge will help you protect your feline and prevent this from ever happening to them.

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