Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dog Health - About Spaying or Neutering

"Once a huge advocate of spaying or neutering every dog early in life, after being in private practice for a few years, Dr. Becker noticed many of her canine patients were developing endocrine-related disorders. After a conversation with an expert in the field of veterinary endocrinology, Dr. Becker realized her practice of insisting on early spays or neuters for every dog patient had left many of them with serious health problems".

More Information
This "Routine" Neutering Advice May Boost Your Dog's Risk of Cancer and Joint Disease - A new study conducted at the University of California, Davis1 further supports a growing body of evidence that spaying or neutering, and the age at which it is done, may increase a dog's risk of certain cancers and joint diseases...

Illegal in Scandinavia, Surgical Sterilization Is Still Routine in America - A study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Davis provides more evidence that spaying and neutering – and the age at which the procedure is performed – may increase a dog’s risk for joint disease and cancer.

New Evidence Shows Link Between Spaying, Neutering and Cancer - A new study on the Vizsla breed adds to a growing body of evidence that there’s a need to rethink traditional spay/neuter procedures for dogs in the U.S. The study evaluated the risk and age of onset of cancer and behavioral disorders in spayed and neutered Vizslas.

Laparoscopic Ovariectomy: A Safer Alternative to Traditional Spaying - An ovariectomy differs from an ovariohysterectomy in that only the ovaries are removed, leaving the uterus in place. According to reports comparing the two techniques, it was found that ovariectomy is less invasive and eliminates the risk of ureter ligation at the uterine body. All other known risks are comparable between the two procedures.