That’s right — I am working to help pets live longer!
You may be thinking, as a veterinarian, that should be obvious.
But what is my job exactly?
I’m currently a spay & neuter surgeon working for a highly reputed animal shelter!
So what’s the correlation between my job and helping pets live longer, you ask? Well, there was recently a study that was published that showed that animals that were sterilized (spayed or neutered) actually lived longer — 7.9 years versus 9.4 years for sterilized dogs! Though they are living longer, the study found that they are increasing the causes of death due to cancer, which is no surprise as cancer tends to be more common and more likely the older we get (no matter what species we are talking about).
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