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Thread: Why you may not want to spay/neuter

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    An interesting retrospective study done on Golden Retrievers at the UC Davis vet school. It looks at the effects of early neuter, late neuter and keeping a dog intact and the affects it has on hip dysplasia, ccl injury, and several different kinds of cancers: lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma and mast cell tumors.

    By in large, un-neutered animals seem to be healthier.

    http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_...lasso?id=10498
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    Thanks for posting this. My male just turned 5 and I was thinking of neutering him because he started having seizures in October and I don't want to breed him but I was worried about health risks from having him fixed. I think I'll keep him intact.
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    Doubling of hip dysphasia for males neutered early, that's will make you think twice.

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    Interesting, and seems similar to the NAIA statistics. I wonder what they mean by "late" neutering though?
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    not to mention the mast cell tumor increase.

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    by late neutering i think the article said that was neutering after 12 months of age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesaka View Post
    not to mention the mast cell tumor increase.
    From the abstract: "There were no cases of MCT in intact females, but the occurrence was nearly 6 percent in late-neutered females."

    And late neuter does mean after 12 months.
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    Wieghed against the risk of pyometra, if you aren't breeding spay your girls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhorse View Post
    From the abstract: "There were no cases of MCT in intact females, but the occurrence was nearly 6 percent in late-neutered females."
    Well, maybe in their study, but I lost an intact female to mast cell tumors. Nasty disease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbr View Post
    Wieghed against the risk of pyometra, if you aren't breeding spay your girls.
    When doing an elective procedure such as a spay or neuter, I believe we need to be able to make informed decisions. This is just another piece of information that can help us with that.

    With that said, I just spayed my 8 year old bitch after her last litter for that very reason, I don't want to deal with a pyometra.
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