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Old 03-07-2006, 09:43 AM
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The latest study actually shows unaltered dogs live longer. But I think it has to do with when the dog is altered. If its done young I jsut don;t think they grow 100% correctly and bone cancer is like thirty times mroe common in altered dogs. But once a dog is so old I don;t think it affects it as much.
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:45 AM
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My bitch died of bone cancer and she was spayed at 3+ years old.

Bone and other cancers are all too common in older dogs whether they were altered early or not.

For me, the benefits of altering pet dogs outweigh the risks.
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:14 PM
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My vet said there are Pros and cons to neutering a male. She said that you avoid some problems but run into other problems in your dogs health. I was thinking about neutering Sal but she said there is no health benefits. Does anyone know of a study that shows that neutered males live longer? If it will add a couple of years to Sals life....I'll have him neutered. I had one of my male Rotts neutered when he was about 7 years old on the advise of another vet and he (Bear) had a tough time with it. It seemed to affect his health for a long time.
Well a neutered dog cant get testicular cancer I would say thats a health benefit
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:10 AM
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We always neuter/ spay any dogs that we do not intend to breed or that we are done breeding I think it was a wise decision
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:48 AM
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thank you
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:20 PM
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Sorry to pop into this late in the game... but I've this article linked that may be interesting to some.

Neutering and bone cancers.
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:26 PM
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Very interesting! And scary....My Athena was spayed at 5 1/2 months.

Thanks for the info
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:59 AM
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Thanks ye4p I remember reading something like that before, but there will always be a for and againat side to spaying? neutering, bone cancer or uterine cancer what a choice huh
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