Q. my 5 month old cat was told to have a surgery to avoid cancer is it necessary

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A. I am assuming you are referring to a spay surgery, spaying your cat will avoid the chance of her having mammary tumors in the future, these tumor are almost always fatal. other than this very dangerous cancer it will prevent uterine infection as well and you will have a much happier cat overall.

I recommend having this surgery done as well, it's not expensive and the risks are minimal.

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