Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spay/neuter..... not so fast

A Healthier Respect for Ovaries - a research study conducted by David J. Waters, DVM,PhD, Diplomate ACVS reveals shortened longevity as a possible complication associated with ovary removal in dogs.

Thank you Dr. for doing a study to show that spaying dogs at an early age (less than 4 years of age) will significantly decrease the life of a female dog. Really, is keeping track of your girl for a few weeks every 6 months so difficult? Is convenience worth more than a few more years with your dog? Not for me. Spaying and neutering causes serious "complications"- ie DEATH.

2 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! I didn't know that.

I was blog hopping and landed here. hope you'll pay my blog a visit sometime.

Anonymous said...

I am a DVM, and I know Dr Water's, he is smarter than the average rocket scientist. However...his study looks at Rotweillers and Rotweillers only, and a rather well taken care of bunch of Rotties to boot. I don't doubt his findings, but I see pyometras ( an infected, pus filled uterus) in unspayed bitches on a very regular basis, many times the owner cannot afford the expensive surgery (not a typical spay at all) and even though I can fix them the animal ends up dying as a result. I see mammary tumors in unspayed adult dogs on a regular basis, or dogs (and cats) who were spayed after their third heat cycle. I euthanized a patient recently with ovarian cancer. My point is, take his study for what its meant to be, a valuable scientific investigation into aging and geriatrics, not as the best thing for YOUR dog or society.Given the immense tragedy of pet overpopulation (I have euthanized as many as 40 dogs in one day at a shelter)spaying your dog is just about the best thing you can do for her. Not to mention the millions (5-6) of animals who are still destroyed because people won't put a bowl of old roy or meow mix in front of them.