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Spay /Neuter ????

Is there a shifting tide? I think I would have opted for not spaying Molly at all if I knew then what we know now . here's Dr. Becker's view


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Wow! I had decided on waiting until Bowie was older to neuter, but now I don't even want to. I think I need to contact the breeder and get her ok. Thanks again Dave! You really have a knack of finding and sharing great articles!
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This one has been around for a while. And I agree with Dave... If I'd known then what I know now, there is no way I would have neutered Kodi at 7 months. Two intact bitches when you are not breeding is just no fun for anyone, so we have spayed Pixel, but we waited until she was 17 months old before we did it.

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yeah this is certainly a personal choice. But what I've noticed in the last few years ,is a growing tendency to at least delay the procedures. I find many trainers keep their dogs intact . I'm sure more research is going to emerge. But it's an example again how we've been led down a political and big business road, without much resistance. just like a tethered dog .
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Wow. I have not been against intact animals ever as long as parents were in control (grandmother bred champ labs) so never had that mindset. I also had an inkling in the past couple years that it might actually be better for animals not to be (as it is in humans) and more recently have learned about the growth plate aspect . But I think any future pups of my own will be intact and the responsible dog owners that come to me to be groomed will be encouraged in this direction (given the video). I will also give more support to my those who have chosen this route. Thanks as always Dave for broadening my dog-view


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Dave could you post the link address so I can refer people not on the forum. Thanks


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My veterinary practice here in the UK advises spaying at 5 months, but I had already decided that was too young.
After watching the above video I may not have Becky spayed at all!

I have often wondered if a spayed bitch could have any menopausal like symptoms but didn't associate Cushing's syndrome with neutering.

In the last 15 months I have lost two dogs to Cushings
They were terriers, a male and female, and both neutered at approx. 8 months old.
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Dave could you post the link address so I can refer people not on the forum. Thanks


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Ah. Of course. I do most of my forum following on my phone. I'll go online


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Could I keep an intact male or female around neutered or spayed dogs?



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