Early Spay Considerations
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Those of us with responsibility for the health of canine athletes need to continually read and evaluate new
scientific studies to ensure that we are taking the most appropriate care of our performance dogs. This article
provides evidence through a number of recent studies to suggest that veterinarians and owners working with
canine athletes should revisit the standard protocol in which all dogs that are not intended for breeding are
spayed and neutered at or before 6 months of age.