This topic creates a very emotionally-charged debate around responsible pet ownership as the standard for most spay/neuter is sooner rather than later, due to the pet overpopulation. But what about what's best for the health of our pet? Delayed spay/neuter does not require that the animal remains intact forever. It requires that the spay/neuter be delayed until the animal has had time to reach its physical and mental maturity. This is usually not achieved until they are over a year old, and, of course, this age maturity depends on its breed. Some of the risks of spaying/neutering too early are: hip dysplasia, cruciate ligament tears, urinary incontinence, and hypothyroidism.

Please read the following articles for more information on why Littlebay requires owners delay spay/neuter:

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