22nd February 2013, 08:54 PM
Interesting study on age/gender factors for early/late neutering
Important to keep in mind this is a single study and on a much larger breed than the cavalier -- and one far more prone to cancer and hip dysplasia (though hip dysplasia IS an issue in many smaller breeds too, including the cavalier). But some thought-provoking results that would suggest it may be better to neuter males after a year of age; while it may be better to spay females before a year old (setting aside the increased mammary tumour risk already known to occur in female dogs spayed after the 1st or second heat).
In memory: Lucy
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