Comments on The Pros and Cons of Neutering a Dog

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sally adler   mount vernon, Washington

11/7/2013 3:57:59 PM

I have recently been accepted into a low rent Hud apartment complex in Mt. Vernon .Washington...I went through all procedures, background check, credit history, etc. I knew they required a deposit for my Toy Poodle but was unaware until almost move in day that they required my dog to be neutered. I am totally devastated by this,. he is almost 7 years old and very protective of me, but not mean or particularly agreesive...he is 11 pounds and no real threat.I keep a close watch on him and really object to having them dictate that I neuter my og at this older age. I have recently been widowed and ill in a nursing home. I am now ready to move into the apartment with my dog, but these people are causing me great strife, want to meet my dog, (which is fine ) but this is not Nazi Germany, what recourse do I have ??? So it's in their rules, but I was not informed at the beginning. I don't believe neutering will change him, but will make me very sad, upset, and feel guilty. and I might want to breed him in the future. Any suggestions

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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

3/22/2013 5:54:32 AM

And the discussion goes on. This is just like so many others things in our life one day it is the best choice you can made and then next day it is not the best choice you can make. I think with allot of reading, thinking and having a good reason for your choice is the best way to come to a decision on this issue.

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poodle mom   north augusta, SC

7/29/2012 11:36:43 AM

Hey, Vladimir, very well said. I am a vet tech of 34 years and am so shocked that vets are not informing people about this subject and still telling them that its the best healthly thing they can do for their dog....there is a list as long as my arm about the bad effects of neutering/spaying. the research is out!

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Eileen   Winter Springs, FL

5/27/2011 10:19:30 AM

My dog has constant diahrea. Can I give him anti-diahrea pills? I've tried everything else. He is a GSD & is unneutered, almost 5 yrs. of age.

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Vladimir   Medford, MA

1/6/2011 8:48:50 AM

Thank God somebody is starting to talk about this!!! I DO NOT SUPPORT overpopulation of dogs/pets and in general I am not against spaying and neutering but I am FOR SURE against doing it at 6 months and against blaming dogs behavior on his testicles. Importance of sex hormones for the full mental and physical development is extremly important in EVERY species and dogs are no different. If someone really wants to do it you need to wait until full phsyical and mental development of your pet has taken place. At least one year for toy breeds and up to 3 years for large and giant breeds.

Let's not get into dog behavior and how spaying and neutering has nothing to do with it. Your dog's behavior is all and only up to
you.
Overpopulation of pets is a real tragedy but the fact is that NOTHING replaces responsible and knoledgeable pet ownership. I would also appreciate that in the future vets don't just assume that you and your pet will contribute to the overpopulation of pets and don't just recomend that you spay and neuter your dog at 6 months of age, not mentioning anything about cons of it. Trust me, there are many cons of it (you can also find tons of articles on the net written by PHD vets and other researchers) and in fact it is healthier for a dog not to do it at all than to do it at 6
months.
Be responsible and knoledgeable pet
owner!!!
The best of luck to everyone.

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