“I believe there is a purpose for each organ we are born with, and that
organ systems are interdependent. I believe removing any organ – certainly
including all the organs of reproduction – will have health consequences.”
-Dr. Karen Becker, Mercola Healthy Pets
Spaying and neutering is a surgical sterilization. Spaying of females involves the removal of the entire reproductive tract which includes the uterus and ovaries. Neutering of males is done by removing the testicles.
Both procedures are done by veterinarians and involve health consequences. The operation weakens your dog’s immune system, causes hormonal problems and may shorten its lifespan. Your pet is more likely to suffer from hip dysplasia, cancer and other infections.
Veterinarians are taught to spay and neuter dogs to prevent unwanted pregnancies. They are not trained to perform tubal ligations and vasectomies, such as human beings receive to prevent pregnancies. Vasectomies and tubal ligations are quick, effective and leave the pet in a healthier state.
Most pet owners are unaware that these procedures are available and it’s hard to find a vet that knows how to perform them. Please go to http://healthypets.mercola.com/ to find a veterinarian trained to perform these alternative procedures.
“Evidence of a relationship between neutering and an increased risk of certain diseases has been mounting over the years, so although some of the details revealed in this study are new, the overall message is not.”-PetMD