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    Twelve pages but it does make interesting reading.

    http://www.naiaonline.org/pdfs/LongT...uterInDogs.pdf

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    Thanks Anne, I'll print it off and read it on the way home on the train. You can never stop learning and I am always open to altering my views.
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    I'll be very interested in your thoughts, Anne.

    Of particular interest to me was the significantly increased risk of osteosarcoma in dogs desexed before 12 months of age. Also the greatly increased risk of HD. It all makes sense when you think about it.

    Most amazing of all was the higher risk of prostate cancer in castrated males. We have always been told the opposite was true but of course that was based on human studies.

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    To be honest Anne, it makes for some very compelling reading!

    The issue for me is weighing the pros and cons from a welfare perspective. After reading this I can see it is a very fine line.

    I am certainly thinking twice about early desexing.
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    Deerhound and Anne, if I can put my hand on the article I will post it here but research findings into early desexing [under three months of age] has also found dogs are five times more likely to suffer cancers such as haemangiosarcoma.

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    Thanks Deerhound, that article has certainly given me somthing to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogSavvy View Post
    Deerhound and Anne, if I can put my hand on the article I will post it here but research findings into early desexing [under three months of age] has also found dogs are five times more likely to suffer cancers such as haemangiosarcoma.
    Thanks DogSavvy. I would be very interested in reading the article.

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    Wow, thank you all so very much for your comments, the article in which Deerhound so kindly gave the link was MOST informitive.
    You all will be happy to know that Paw-Sha has been booked in for the operation on Thursday 29th OCTOBER this year. It will be before her third season. She will be 17 months old by then....So according to the Deerhound link an ideal time! No too early and not too late!
    A VERY BIG THANKS TO YOU ALL!!

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