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So my pooch got fixed yesterday

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View PostMy condolences. Hope you don't end up with osteosarcoma, prostate/urinary tract cancer or vaccine reactions....cwm13.gif




Yeah...because some no name college student working on her masters in animal science says thats exactly whats going to happen.

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View PostWhat studies? I call bs.


Both of these studies conclude neutering increases the risk of prostate cancer by four.

Teske E, Naan EC, van Dijk EM, van Garderen E, Schalken JA. Canine prostate carcinoma:

epidemiological evidence of an increased risk in castrated dogs. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2002 Nov 29;197(1-



Sorenmo KU, Goldschmidt M, Shofer F, Ferrocone J. Immunohistochemical characterization of canine

prostatic carcinoma and correlation with castration status and castration time. Vet Comparative Oncology.

2003 Mar; 1 (1): 48


These studies conclude a neutered dog has three times the risk of an unaltered dog of developing osteosarcoma which is basically a death sentence.


Ru G, Terracini B, Glickman LT. (1998) Host-related risk factors for canine osteosarcoma. Vet J 1998



Cooley DM, Beranek BC, Schlittler DL, Glickman NW, Glickman LT, Waters DJ. Endogenous gonadal

hormone exposure and bone sarcoma risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2002 Nov;11(11):1434-40.


Neutered dogs 27% more likely to develop vaccine reactions.

Moore GE, Guptill LF, Ward MP, Glickman NW, Faunt KF, Lewis HB, Glickman LT. Adverse events

diagnosed within three days of vaccine administration in dogs. JAVMA Vol 227, No 7, Oct 1, 2005

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