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Thread: scientific study on delaying spay to 12-14mo

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    Default scientific study on delaying spay to 12-14mo

    I haven't been able to find this article--looking for the scientific paper on growth plates, etc recommending not spaying until at least 1 year old.

    If anyone can send me the link that would be great.

    Thanks.

    Meredith

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    Here's a very comprehensive article that discusses spay/neuter at length, with a gazillion references at the end that you can look into if you want. You can just skip to the "conclusions" part if you don't want to read the whole thing.

    http://www.skeptvet.com/index.php?p=...s-of-Neutering

    one from UC Davis done on Golden Retrievers:

    http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_...lasso?id=10498

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    Thanks Barb!

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    Here's another. It's a summary of maybe the last 20 years os studies on s/n. It's not specific on the best age but instead tells the benefits and risks.

    http://www.naiaonline.org/pdfs/LongT...uterInDogs.pdf
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