Comments on Sterilization Can Put Golden Retrievers at Risk, Study Finds

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Lori - 190905   manheim, PA

6/8/2014 9:25:31 AM

Does anyone know a reputable breeder of medium colored golden retreivers.,I have heard of other people having trouble finding them too.I am from lanc pa if anyone has info,please send it. Thank you. Wellington

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Darlene - 39897   Lockport, NY

9/12/2013 5:46:21 PM

This is why I love this website and all the "Fancy" magazines. You find important information to help keep your pets healthy that you just don't see anywhere else. Thank you!

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Ron   houston, Texas

6/1/2013 5:18:08 PM

I did have my Golden Retriever neutered well after puberty, but something I haven't found an answer for is why he turned psychotic for a long period after his operation. He was a fine, loveable family dog before the operation, but after it he would do things like playfully get one's attention, but when one would begin to pet, he would become still and begin to growl and even bite. It was a scary situation. It took a lot of love, patience, and work to improve his behavior, and we still can't trust him. I would caution anyone thinking about having this done. Make sure you are weighing the risks with benefits. I don't know what happened to my dog, but his problem came about through neutering. This we know. It is a regrettable decision for us. Other members of my family have decided against it due to this event, and take care to be responsible of the pet.

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Sarah - 45971   Albuquerque, NM

3/27/2013 1:53:54 PM

Thank you for this article. While I am all for spaying/neutering your pets, for the larger breeds and those breeds prone to hip problems and bone/joint problems I definitely agree to wait until they are over the age of one year before spaying/neutering to help prevent these problems.

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Pringle, Poirot - 11594   Y, CA

2/20/2013 1:26:56 AM

Well, since I can't get points for being logged in and I can't log out I'll write a comment!

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Melian and Tiny   E, CA

2/16/2013 10:58:19 PM

Wow! It's nice to see this being covered here. I am definitely one for late neutering for these very reasons!

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liantsim   Waterloo, IA

2/15/2013 10:22:44 AM

This is really interesting. I'm interested to see whether similar studies find the same thing... and if that changes the current perception of spaying/neutering.

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