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What are the risks of spaying or neutering my pet?
Anesthesia and surgery always carry some risk, which should be minimized by pre-anesthetic screening, multi-parameter monitoring during the procedure and careful attention to surgical technique.
Spayed and neutered dogs may be more prone to weight gain; this can be managed by making sure pets are fed and exercised appropriately.