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The Spay and Neuter Controversy

There is currently a great controversy in the Animal Care Field regarding the “right” age to spay or neuter a pet and the “right” technique to use. As there is no right answer right now, here are links to important research that can help you decide what is right for your pet:

 

What We Can Learn From Old Dogs

The fascinating TedX presentation by Dr. David Waters, on the last night of his Old Gray Muzzle Tour. Sit down with a big bowl of popcorn and your favorite drink to watch this one – you will be fascinated by his breaking information – The Oldest Dogs as our Greatest Teachers.

via YouTube

 

Dr. David Water’s Old Gray Muzzle Tour

The tour that investigated the link of lifetime ovary exposure (age of spaying/not spaying) with longevity in the dog.

via Purdue Research Park

 

Exploring mechanisms of sex differences in longevity

Lifetime ovary exposure and exceptional longevity in dogs.

via Wiley Online Library

 

More information about Dr. David Water’s research

via Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation

 

Long-Term Health Risks and Benefits Associated with Spay/Neuter in Dogs 

A comprehensive article on the benefits and risks of spaying and neutering.

via National Animal Interest Alliance – NAIA

Neutering Dogs: Effects on Joint Disorders and Cancers in Golden Retrievers

via PLOS

 

More information on several spay and neuter topics

via Society for Theriogenology

 

Early Spay-Neuter Considerations for the Canine Athlete

Dr. Christine Zink’s article looks at how spaying and neutering effects the athlete.

via Canine Sports

 

Is Early Neutering Hurting Pets?

by Dr. Alice Villalobos

via Veterinary Practice News

 

Reproductive Biology and Medicine of Domestic and Exotic Carnivores

Dr. Iris Reichler’s research on spaying and neutering – the European perspective.

via International Veterinary Information Service – IVIS

 

The Adverse Health Effects of Early Spay and Neuter in Golden Retrievers

One Golden Retriever Breeder’s perspective on spaying and neutering.

via Sunbeam Goldens

 

The Ovary Sparing Spay (OSS)

The heat cycles remain and there is no protective effect for preventing breast cancer, but as you can read below, there may be longevity benefits to leaving the ovaries and removing the entire uterus including the cervix. This requires a longer incision, but may be a better option.

 

Ovary Sparing Spay and Vasectomy Chart

Dr. Greer outlines the key differences between the regular Spay/Neuter and the Ovary Sparing Spay/Vassectomy options.

 

Ovariectomy (OVE) Versus Ovariohysterectomy (OVH) Revisited

Dr. Nancy Kay, author of Speaking for Spot, and her perspective on Ovariectomy versus Ovariohysterectomy.

via Speaking for Spot

 

More information about Ovary-Sparing spay

via Parsemus Foundation

 

Ovarian Conservation at the time of Hysterectomy

The comparable information about humans, a nurse’s study in Great Britain.

via National Center for Biotechnology Information – NCBI