Raising a dog or cat from when they are a newborn is one of the most satisfying experiences you can go through. They are so small and innocent and you get to hold their little paw all the way through their life until you are both a couple of decades older (hopefully). However, before you start looking forward to all those happy memories you are going to create with your dog or cat, there are some practical matters you need to get hold of when they are still young, and none is more important than making sure they are spayed or neutered.
- Your cat is at risk of developing ear cysts if they've had a longstanding middle ear infection. It's easy to miss the signs of a middle ear infection, so it's not uncommon for infections to be present for some time before they are diagnosed and treated. The inflammation that's present in the middle ear as a result of infection can stimulate tissue growth and lead to cysts forming. These cysts are usually benign, but occasionally cancerous cells can form.