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Spaying, Neutering and Dog Cancer Risks
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13 June 2013 - 7:26 am
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Thanks Michelle, really appreciate your posting this!

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I just took an on line course on this and the articles from the dog cancer site are right on! It has been shown that there is weak evidence supporting early spay and neutering.
When we were at CSU getting chemo treatment for Tiff the articles in their professional magazines expressed the issues thar vets encounter..
Money to keep their practice going or really giving owners real info on the risks. Personally I would rather deal with a very treatable mammary cancer than OSA !

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If anyone wants to listen and is near their computer right now, Dr. Sue is again talking about this on her radio show right now until 8 pm

 

http://www.radi…..etlady.com

 

If not, I’ll post the podcast once it’s posted tomorrow

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Thanks for the reminder!

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Another great article about the risks of spaying and neutering at a young age, from Dr. Nancy Kay;

New Research That Raises Questions About Current Neutering Recommendations

Here is what the researchers learned about the prevalence of cancer as it relates to neutering:

Mast cell cancer: 3.5 times higher incidence in neutered male and female dogs, independent of age at the time of neutering.

Hemangiosarcoma: 9.0 times higher incidence in neutered females compared to nonneutered females, independent of age at the time spaying was performed. No difference in incidence of this disease was found for neutered versus nonneutered males.

Lymphoma (lymphosarcoma): 4.3 times higher incidence in neutered male and female dogs, independent of age at the time of neutering.

Other types of cancer: 5.0 times higher incidence in neutered male and female dogs. The younger a dog was at the time of neutering the younger the age of the dog at the time the cancer was diagnosed.

All cancers combined: 6.5 times higher incidence of cancer in neutered females compared to nonneutered females; 3.6 times higher incidence of cancer in neutered males compared to nonneutered males.

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I know K-state was doing a study because we have the girls now I had Dr Boyer consult one of the oncologists that we did for Sassy.  In Rotties ( this study isn’t complete and has only been done for a few years) the oncologist is recommending we wait until age 1.  This reduces the risk of mammary cancers & also the osteo (I would have preferred to wait til 2) but that raises the risk for mammary cancers.  I don’t have all the data only what was relayed onto me.

 

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It’s great that your vet is communicating with other vets about this MIchelle. Everyone’s needs so.

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This new study addresses the effects of neutering on Labs and Goldens:

 
Labrador retrievers are less vulnerable than golden retrievers to the long-term health effects of neutering, as evidenced by higher rates of certain joint disorders and devastating cancers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

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In another great article from Dr. Nancy Kay, she discusses canine vasectomies and how to opt for this procedure over neutering:

Canine Vasectomies

Do you know that vasectomy surgery can be performed on dogs? Indeed this is true, and, as we learn more and more about the impacts of traditional canine neutering (castration), vasectomy surgery is becoming increasingly popular. READ MORE…

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This week, Dr. Kay addressed the spay needs of female dogs with this great article:

Ovary-Sparing Spay Surgery (OSS)  

What exactly is ovary-sparing spay surgery
The canine spay surgery traditionally performed in the United States is called ovariohysterectomy in which both ovaries (ovario) and the uterus (hyster) are removed. OSS surgery is simply a hysterectomy- only the uterus is removed and, as the name implies, the ovaries are spared. The hysterectomized dog is sterile, but her ability to produce reproductive hormones remains intact.

Why consider OSS? There are a few different reasons why people might opt for OSS surgery: ….. READ MORE

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And then in Europe they tend to remove the ovaries by less invasive laprascopic surgery and leave the uterus:

http://healthyp…..aying.aspx

Decisions, decisions …

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