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It's not a one-sided argument. There are bad points too. This paper covers BOTH sides; including the one which the vets don't want to mention! :whistling2:

It's a PDF file.

www.naiaonline.org/.../LongTermHealthEffectsOfSpayNeuterInDogs.pd...

This one is from a website regarding sporting dogs, but still packed with good and unbiased information. Another PDF.
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CGwQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.caninesports.com%2Fuploads%2F1%2F5%2F3%2F1%2F15319800%2Fspay_neuter_considerations_2013.pdf&ei=K6rVUuWxH4PC7AaIvIDQBg&usg=AFQjCNFNpV95MOJ9lbpMKspiHyu5augQ5Q&sig2=yGaRIl_xea7jtPJHZn_SEA

When discussing the health impacts of spay/neuter, health risks are often not mentioned. At times, some risks are mentioned, but the most severe risks usually are not.

"This article is an attempt to summarize the long-term health risks and benefits associated with spay/neuter in dogs that can be found in the veterinary medical literature. This article will not discuss the impact of spay/neuter on population control, or the impact of spay/neuter on behaviour.

Nearly all of the health risks and benefits summarized in this article are findings from retrospective epidemiological research studies of dogs, which examine potential associations by looking backwards in time. A few are from prospective research studies, which examine potential associations by looking forward in time.... "

Personally, I believe that no healthy (behaviourally& physically, that is) male dog should be neutered.

Bitches are a little more difficult. I have NOT spayed my girl (personal choice only) and have experienced one minor problem - while we were getting something else checked out at the vets she checked her abdomen and found a minor swelling. One ultrasound later it was a minor uterus infection cleared up by antibiotics and not returned since.

No arguments please, let's agree to disagree.
 
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