Determining the optimal age for gonadectomy of dogs and cats.

@article{Kustritz2007DeterminingTO,
  title={Determining the optimal age for gonadectomy of dogs and cats.},
  author={Margaret V. Root Kustritz},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={231 11},
  pages={
          1665-75
        }
}
  • M. Kustritz
  • Published 4 December 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Elective gonadectomy of dogs and cats is one of the most common veterinary procedures in the United States. Increasingly, dog owners and members of the veterinary profession throughout the world have questioned the optimal age for performance of these procedures and whether these procedure should even be performed as elective surgeries. 

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