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Evidence Update: Evaluating the Benefits & Risks of Neutering in Dogs and Cats

In 2010, I published a narrative review of the literature evaluating the risks and benefits of neutering in dogs and cats. Much additional research has been completed and published since then, and I have just complete an update of my … Continue reading

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Potential Risks of Neutering and Age at Neutering for Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

A number of interesting and important research studies have been published in the last 5 years on the subject of the risks and benefits of neutering in dogs, and these have provided important information to help guide veterinarians and owners … Continue reading

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Benefits & Risks of Neutering, an Evidence Update–Cancer and Behavioral Problems in Vizslas

As part of my ongoing coverage of the risks and benefits associated with neutering, I wanted to review a recent article on the subject, this one looking specifically at cancer risk and behavioral problems in Vizslas. Zink, MC. Farhoodly, P. … Continue reading

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Benefits and Risks of Neutering, An Evidence Update: Age at Neutering and Risk of Obesity

This is another in my series of evidence updates on the risks and benefits of neutering in dogs and cats. I will be updating the evidence and conclusions of my original 2010 review as relevant new findings become available. This … Continue reading

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Benefits and Risks of Neutering–An Evidence-Based Approach

In 2010 I published an extensive narrative review of the research concerning the benefits and risks of neutering. Since then, there has been a proliferation of studies and reviews attempting to refine and strengthen the evidence and allow better individualized … Continue reading

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Benefits and Risks of Neutering, An Evidence Update: Effects of Neutering on Longevity and Cause of Death in Dogs

Another new study has recently been published addressing the complex issue of the risks and benefits of neutering dogs. This report certainly will not answer all the outstanding questions or quiet the debate about when and if to neuter dogs, … Continue reading

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Benefits and Risks of Neutering, an Evidence Update: Study Investigates Effects of Neutering in Golden Retreivers

Given that I recently presented a couple of evidence-updates on the subject the health effects of neutering, the timing was excellent for the release last week of a new research study looking at the same issue. Torres de la Riva … Continue reading

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Benefits and Risks of Neutering, an Evidence Update: Neutering and Mammary Cancer in Female Dogs

This is another in my series of evidence updates on the risks and benefits of neutering in dogs and cats. I will be updating the evidence and conclusions of my original 2010 review based on a series of systematic reviews … Continue reading

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Benefits and Risks of Neutering, an Evidence Update: Neutering and Urinary Incontinence in Female Dogs

A couple of years ago, I wrote a review of the risks and benefits of neutering. This handout, originally intended for clients, was also turned into a journal article for veterinarians: Evaluating the benefits and risks of neutering dogs and … Continue reading

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Evaluating Risks and Benefits of Neutering Dogs and Cats

In response to questions from clients, and a lot of myths embedded in them, I set about last year reviewing the literature concerning the risks and benefits of neutering dogs and cats. This led to a handout for owners, which … Continue reading

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