Galadriel Lothlorien, ME 1/5/2011 10:39:16 PM I thought this article was going to explain spay surgery. It doesn't even touch on it! It's also very biased. I understand and agree that most bitches should be spayed but we shouldn't pretend it's something minor. It's a major surgery, it's painful, and there are health risks. Some cancers are prevented by it but with some others the risks increase. Such as blood cancer in breeds that are susceptible. It's also unwise to spay so early. Hormones play a huge role in the development of the puppy into adulthood. And some studies show that spayed bitches live shorter lives and don't tolerate the aging process so well. People should make informed decisions when choosing to spay. It's not all roses and sunshine.