1. Welcome to Pit Bull Chat!

    We are a diverse group of Pit Bull enthusiasts devoted to the preservation of the American Pit Bull Terrier.

    Our educational and informational discussion forum about the American Pit Bull Terrier and all other bull breeds is a venue for members to discuss topics, share ideas and come together with the common goal to preserve and promote our canine breed of choice.

    Here you will find discussions on topics concerning health, training, events, rescue, breed specific legislation and history. We are the premier forum for America’s dog, The American Pit Bull Terrier.

    We welcome you and invite you to join our family.

    You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

    If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

    Dismiss Notice

Information on Spaying & Neutering

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by kady05, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I thought we could use a sticky for these links, since we reference them here often when asked the "Should I spay/neuter my dog?" question.

    Obviously, if you feel that you cannot properly contain your dog, spay or neuter them to avoid unwanted litters.

    There is a ton of information out there if you Google the subject, but I've found these links to be some of the best. If anyone has any others, feel free to share.

    Study from UC Davis: [Convert_1252: (Field: 'document_title'), -EncodeSmart] :: UC Davis News Information

    Dr. Karen Becker talks about spaying/neutering: Health Issues Linked to Spaying and Neutering Dogs


    An older, but very in depth study on the subject: http://www.naiaonline.org/pdfs/LongTermHealthEffectsOfSpayNeuterInDogs.pdf
     
  2. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    OK, here's some additional information for you!

    Vizsla study, (increases risk of cancers and many behavioral issues including housebreaking, storm phobia, aggression, etc., age-dependent): http://www.askthedogguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Downside_To_Neutering_Viszlas.pdf

    Effects of castration on problem behaviors in male dogs with reference to age and duration of behavior (seems to help urine marking, roaming, mounting and few cases of aggression): http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/9227747

    Effect of gonadectomy on subsequent development of age-related cognitive impairment in dogs (increases risk): http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/javma.2001.219.51

    Effects of breed, sex, and neuter status on trainability in dogs (no effect except on male Shelties):http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/Home...Personality PDFs/S/Sd-So/Serpell Hsu 2005.pdf

    Effects of early neutering on cranial cruciate ligament disease (early altering increases risk):
    http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/javma.231.11.1688


    Comparison of effects of spay/neuter between Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers (early altering/cancer and joint disorder increase):
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0102241#pone-0102241-g002



    Behavioral and Physical Effects of Spaying and Neutering Domestic Dogs - Non-breed specific (increases aggression, anxiety and fear; longer bone growth)
    http://weimaranerclubofamerica.org/main/pdf/HMColumn0112.pdf

    Dr. Zink on altering and the performance dog (meta analysis including some unpublished data she collected, revised 201:relievedface:: http://www.caninesports.com/uploads/1/5/3/1/15319800/spay_neuter_considerations_2013.pdf

    Does spaying really prevent mammary tumors? A look at the available data (2012):
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1748-5827.2011.01220.x/pdf



    And these are some good resources for people that want to sterilize but are unsure of spay/neuter and would like to seek alternate procedures:
    **Please also call your local veterinarians to see if they offer the procedure. The more requests they get, the more likely they are to learn more about it. A list of veterinarians that perform ovarian sparing spays (aka OSS or partial spays), vasectomies and tubal ligations: https://www.facebook.com/notes/ovar...o-perform-oss-andor-vasectomy/479964972088894
    The Parsemus foundation, information on chemical sterilization and OSS: http://www.parsemusfoundation.org/
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 13, 2014

Share This Page