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To Neuter or Not to Neuter? That is the Question

Neuter your dog, yo.Traditionally, veterinarians in the United States have been fairly unified on if and when to spay or neuter pets. For most, the answer is yes and the typical recommendation is to perform the procedure at around six months of age.

In the last few years, though, some new research has come to light that makes the waters a bit murkier. Pet owners have begun to question whether that traditional spay and neuter timeline is the best path, and some veterinarians have begun to backpedal as well.

At this time, it does not appear that there is a conclusive answer as to if and when to spay or neuter your pets. The best thing to do at this point is put all the research on the table and work as a team to come up with the best answer for each individual pet, one case at a time. Continue…

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