Long-Term Health Effects of Neutering Dogs: Comparison of Labrador Retrievers with Golden Retrievers

  title={Long-Term Health Effects of Neutering Dogs: Comparison of Labrador Retrievers with Golden Retrievers},
  author={B. Hart and Lynette A Hart and Abigail P. Thigpen and N. Willits},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • B. Hart, Lynette A Hart (Geyer), +1 author N. Willits
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • Our recent study on the effects of neutering (including spaying) in Golden Retrievers in markedly increasing the incidence of two joint disorders and three cancers prompted this study and a comparison of Golden and Labrador Retrievers. Veterinary hospital records were examined over a 13-year period for the effects of neutering during specified age ranges: before 6 mo., and during 6–11 mo., year 1 or years 2 through 8. The joint disorders examined were hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament… CONTINUE READING
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