Please Neuter

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  1. Richie12345

    Richie12345 Active Member

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    Please Castrate your dog

    This thread is for the new members (we old timers know this stuff ;) lol). Please, neuter/spay your dogs. Breeding is very long, complicated, and costs a lot of money. If you are interested in breeding your dog you should have many years of experience with that certain breed. For more info, Read “You think you know it all” by love4pits. She has some real useful info.

    Benefits of neutering males: Since testicular cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common cancer in dogs, castration of the male obviously removes this risk as well as risks associated with testicular torsion and infections. As with human males, non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate is a major problem, involving more than 60 percent of the sexually intact male more than five years of age.


    Studies show that as many as 60% of the castrated males show a decline in unprovoked aggression toward other dogs. In addition, one study showed a decrease of 90% in the tendency of neutered dogs to roam. Animal behavior expert Benjamin L. Hart, DVM, PhD, sums up the effects of neutering on pet personality by noting that the procedure causes no basic personality changes except in the cases of roaming and aggression. Activities such as playfulness, activity level, watchful barking and affection-seeking are, in Dr. Hart's opinion, not changed at all by the neutering.


    Benefits of spaying females: For the bitch, the most important effect of spaying is protection against mammary cancer, the most common tumor in sexually intact female dogs. The risk to intact bitches of developing this kind of cancer is three to seven times greater than that of neutered bitches. The risk of mammary tumor is lowest for bitches spayed prior to the first heat - a mere 0.5% ; spayed after the first or second season, the risk of mammarycancer rises as high as 26%.

    Another benefit of spaying is the prevention of Pyometra, a severe infection of the uterus. Also, risks due to unwanted matings and to pregnancy and whelping are removed.

    Many people believe that neutering will cause the dog to gain weight. However, this is not true. If the neutered are in a proper diet with proper excersize (sp?) (daily walks), your dog should be fine.



    Early vs. Late Castrating: At Minnesota, Dr. Katherine Salmeri and associates conducted an extensive study of the effects of early neutering/spaying on dogs. There were no problems in neutering/spaying seven-week old puppies; anesthesia was simple and there were no complications in recovery. Surgical time in bitches was considerably reduced due to the lack of abdominal fat. Pups were returned to their litters and were eating within an hour.

    Castration before puberty did not affect growth; actually, there was some evidence that early castration increased long-bone length. The neutered dogs were not less active as they went into adulthood, there were no changes in social behavior and the effect of neutering at seven weeks was similar to that of neutering at seven months.

    So there you have it, I wanted to make this thread because of Bichon_lover's thread. Sorry if it seems rushed, I was going through it kinda quickly. And yes I did get this info from educational dog websites, lol.


     
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    Richie12345 Active Member

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    Sorry, I guess I used "neuter" incorrectly
     
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    Bump.
     
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    Richie12345 Active Member

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    Thanks Nedim, I'm glad someone cares about this thread :)
     
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    No prob dude.

    A BUMP is worth possibly saving a few lives.
     
  6. Mordy

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    important topic, richie. :) always good tobe brought up.

    i have one thing to add, for those people who have difficulty affording the surgery, there are many programs that can assist.

    www.spayusa.org, your local humane society and sometimes also regular animal shelters offer discount programs.
     
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    Richie12345 Active Member

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    Thank you, Mordy. I forgot to add that...
     
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    I agree !!! My male stud , Rufus, developed cancer at 12 years old... neutered him and he lived to be 17.
     
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    Barney has just been nutered at 4years he was used as a stud dog for almost two years and I feelt that it was time to do the deed as I want him to have a long and healthy life
     
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    No neutering for my dogs, thank you...
     
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    May i ask why?
     
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    Because, I dont see any real reason to do it, other then to buy into American vet hysteria... :rolleyes:
     
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    How about avoiding the risk of testicular cancer? Decreasing the instances of roaming?
    I'm a little divided on the aggression issue though. Saying that unfixed male dogs develop aggression because of too much testosterone kind of implies that neutering is a cure for aggression, which it rarely is. Even "whole" dogs should be taught that aggression that inflicts injury is unacceptable.
     
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    Decreasing the chances of testicular cancer is a big consideration. Some of that can be mitigated by avoiding the carcinogens found in so much commercial food. Dmitri really isn't an owner who is likely to have a problem with Orion roaming and isn't about to breed Orion indescriminately or irresponsibly. He's really not the owner with unneutered dogs that causes me concern, but he is the minority. As with so much of dog ownership, responsibility is the key.
     
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    Some of that can be mitigated by avoiding the carcinogens found in so much commercial food. Very true.
     
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    One of the points I had in mind. ;)
     
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    Irresponsible breeding.... the thousands of puppies and dogs that lose their lives in shelters because of overbreeding... genetic conditions and poor temperment that is passed on with poor breeding...
     
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    I just look at this way... I do plan on having children in the far away future. By having my uterus and ovaries, I of course have a great chance of developing cancer in those areas. I also have to endure the "monthly Hell" that is part of every woman. If I did not want to reproduce, and I had the opportunity to remove my uterus and ovaries, boy would I be in line for that!!! I have no use for them other than childbearing.
    Same for dogs. It is ultimately in our hands to take away the reproductive organs that are not going to be used. That is, after we make the wise choice not to breed them. Only top-notch, one of a kind, 100% quality dogs and bitches should be bred. By them having these organs, they have an awesome chance to develop cancer. Also, the bitches don't enjoy their time of the month, so if they are not of breeding quality, take that misery away from them. They will appreciate it.
     
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    excellent point Pro47
     
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    This is a bit of topic... but, MY THREAD BECAME A STICKY!! Weee! Awesome! So cool! I feel so important now, lol
     

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