I did a quick search but couldn't find anything specifically related to what I'm asking (I probably didn't look very well though... ) I wonder, I know the obvious benefits of spaying/neutering cats, and female dogs, particularly in terms of cancers and of course unwanted little kitties and puppies running around. Our puppy Chester is due for his neuter this Friday, and for the first time ever I am wondering about it. I have always had all of my pets speutered, just as a matter of course, and never thought twice. But I am wondering if someone could help me with the male neuter. What are the associated health benefits and advantages of my puppy being castrated? I'm sure there are some, but I just don't know what they are, and I'm kind of having a bit of a possessive `why can't he keep his little balls' phase!!! It's not only sexist of me to feel this way, but a bit ridiculous too, so if someone could help me out here that would be great!