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Dr. Becker: The Truth About Spaying And Neutering

Dr. Karen Becker writes for Havanese World courtesy of Mercola Happy Pets.

Once an ardent advocate of spaying or neutering every dog early in life, after being in private practice for a few years, Dr. Karen 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 …

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The Truth About Spaying And Neutering

Dr. Karen Becker writes for Havanese World courtesy of Mercola Happy Pets.

Once an ardent advocate of spaying or neutering every dog early in life, after being in private practice for a few years, Dr. Karen 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 …

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New Evidence Shows Link Between Spaying, Neutering and Cancer

A recent study raises even more questions about traditional spay/neuter practices for U.S. dogs.

By Dr. Karen Becker A recent study raises even more questions about traditional spay/neuter practices for U.S. dogs. The study, titled “Evaluation of the risk and age of onset of cancer and behavioral disorders in gonadectomized Vizslas,”1 was conducted by a team of researchers with support from the Vizsla Club of America Welfare Foundation. It was published in the February …

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Modified Spay Procedure That Preserves the Ovaries

Havanese World article on spay and neuter.

Traditionally, veterinary schools have taught only one technique to sterilize pets, which is what we know as spaying or neutering. The procedure involves the complete removal of the ovaries and uterus in female dogs, and the testes in males. For females, early spaying (spaying at a young age) was thought to eliminate the risk of pyometra (a disease of the …

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