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Spaying and Castration – Pros, Cons, Myths, and Kerry Blue Terriers

Ione L. Smith, DVM Many people wonder about whether to spay or neuter their dogs. There are many points to consider, both for and against performing the procedures, and even more so for owners of dobermans because of the special needs of the breed. I …

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Take your Lumps

Can (or should) anything be done about lipomas (also known as fatty tumors)? Uh-oh. What’s this lump? Any growth on your dog’s body deserves attention, especially one that wasn’t there last time you checked. It could be a sebaceous cyst (a sac filled with sebum, …

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The Effects of Spaying and Neutering on Canine Behavior

Spaying and neutering is an often suggested remedy for various behavior problems. This article will be a review of the effects of spaying and neutering on behavior. Neutering Male Dogs Neutering (Gonadectomy) the male dog removes the source of circulating testosterone by removing the testicles, …

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