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Neuter?

We have wonderful Larry. My husband & I have been back and forth on this. We were going to have him neutered at nine months but my husband couldn't do it and I had to agree. Larry wasn't ready. He still had two baby teeth and was still growing. Now it is a year and tomorrow he is suppose to go to vet to get neutered. I just got off the phone with my husband who is having second thoughts again. We both looked on the internet and there seems to be more studies disputing health reasons to neuter them. They are finding higher risks of certain diseases for neutered dogs vs. intact dogs. I searched to try to find some concrete evidence to neuter him. The only fact common in all the articles is population reduction. Larry is not wandering the streets and is in a very protective home. He is far from aggressive and I need some help here to tell me why we must do this. Anyone? I have 24 hours! LOL
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If you both are so unsure, I would put it off for now. You can always do it, you can't undo it. Another possibility is to look for a vet that can do a vasectomy. Watch this video, it's something to think about. http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...ts/videos.aspx

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Rita,
Thankyou so much for your quick response. I sent the link to Ross and he watched it and immediately told me to cancel the appointment. We feel strongly about this and if he would ever need required surgery, by all means we will comply. But both our guts are strongly against putting him through this. He's healthy, happy, loving and has a beautiful life. Thanks Rita.
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Lucy, Have you ever been to the Massapequa dog park? It's great, I take Riley there at least once a week.

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No I haven't. I did hear its a great park. I went to Wantagh and did not like it. Do you go on weekends?
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I'm actually planning on going tomorrow noon-ish. Wantagh and Cedar Creek not good! I usually go either Wednesdays or one weekend day, sometimes both.

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