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Willem

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  1. quote: “… potential health problems associated with spaying and neutering have also been identified, including an increased risk of prostatic cancer in males; increased risks of bone cancer and hip dysplasia in large-breed dogs associated with sterilization before maturity; and increased incidences of obesity, diabetes, urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, and hypothyroidism.” ... and this quote is from...?...supersize, surprise ...http://www.dogsports.com/rethinkingspayneuter.html
  2. if he is one of the unlucky ones that get an early cancer due to de-sexing or joint and ligament problems he won't be relaxed either. Our family has always had male dogs and all have been desexed. To be honest they have all passed in old age and none of them have had cancer as you state Willem. Me personally, would always have my dogs, either male or female desexed because, even though I buy them through registered breeders, have no desire to show or breed with them. The decision is ours as a family and I envisage this decision will continue My last 4 male dogs were all castrated -
  3. it is totally up to you what you put down your throat, really, I don't give a damn - if you don't want to read what I publish here just put me on the ignore list, I'm absolutely happy with this. Not nice : the only thing I do here is providing / sharing information - it is totally, absolutely totally up to everyone what he / she takes from it, and whether they think the information in the links I provide have some merits or not. Others are keen to claim the opposite and contradict my comments heavily, however, they are very reluctant to come up with something substantial....and that's
  4. it is totally up to you what you put down your throat, really, I don't give a damn - if you don't want to read what I publish here just put me on the ignore list, I'm absolutely happy with this.
  5. if he is one of the unlucky ones that get an early cancer due to de-sexing or joint and ligament problems he won't be relaxed either. Our family has always had male dogs and all have been desexed. To be honest they have all passed in old age and none of them have had cancer as you state Willem. Me personally, would always have my dogs, either male or female desexed because, even though I buy them through registered breeders, have no desire to show or breed with them. The decision is ours as a family and I envisage this decision will continue just to clarify this: I never have state
  6. if he is one of the unlucky ones that get an early cancer due to de-sexing or joint and ligament problems he won't be relaxed either. Can you quote your source for this comment? I'm curious to read a validated paper on the connection between desexing and joint/ligament issues. I'm also really keen to see the study showing desexing and early cancer connections. see post #42... http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0055937 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0102241 http://www.caninesports.com/uploads/1/5/3/1/15319800/vizsla_jav
  7. if he is one of the unlucky ones that get an early cancer due to de-sexing or joint and ligament problems he won't be relaxed either.
  8. wrt your concerns about health issues you might also be interested in this thread http://www.dolforums.com.au/topic/267474-vaccichecklooking-for-interested-dog-owners/. There are statistics showing that the average live span of dogs declined over the last years by approx. 11%, despite new science, better (?) food and better (???) medical care, and there are strong hints that over-vaccination and de-sexing play a major part in the shorter life span. http://www.doglistener.co.uk/why-are-our-dogs-dying-so-early There is nothing in that link to support your claims. The link you have provide
  9. well, de-sexing a male wasn't done always under anesthetic too - so where is the difference? ...the point is that even if I would dock or crop my dog under anesthetic, all done by a vet (yes, I know I wouldn't find a vet to do it if there is no emergency) and with no more pain involved as it is associated with de-sexing, it is still classified as animal cruelty while cropping / docking the balls / uterus are not.
  10. that's an interesting position paper from the AVA wrt mandatory de-sexing: http://www.naiaonline.org/uploads/WhitePapers/Mandatory_Desexing_Statement_Dec071.pdf quote: Unfortunately, this apparently simple solution has failed where it has been tried, including in Australia and will fail if introduced more widely . Mandatory desexing is easy to call for and appears, on the surface, to be a logical solution to high euthanasia levels in shelters and pounds. Theoretical modelling and real-world evidence however, strongly suggests that the logic is fundamentally flawed.
  11. wrt your concerns about health issues you might also be interested in this thread http://www.dolforums.com.au/topic/267474-vaccichecklooking-for-interested-dog-owners/. There are statistics showing that the average live span of dogs declined over the last years by approx. 11%, despite new science, better (?) food and better (???) medical care, and there are strong hints that over-vaccination and de-sexing play a major part in the shorter life span. http://www.doglistener.co.uk/why-are-our-dogs-dying-so-early
  12. @ corvus & WoofnHoof: I could use the same argumentation (...pros and cons, old fashion overthinking, no apparent ill effects....) wrt docking and cropping of tails and ears - so how do we justify that latter is classified as animal cruelty and heavily fined, and the 'docking and cropping' of balls and uterus - which is unquestionable a much more extensive surgical modification - is ok as it serves our convenience?...isn't that the pinnacle of hypocrisy?
  13. you might check out Applaws http://www.mypetwarehouse.com.au/applaws-its-all-good-sm-md-breed-adult-dog-food-15kg-p-24342 ...it seems Woolworth gave up on selling it (they had the 2.7 kg packages), I might go online - just have to freeze it as I only feed kibble as an addition.
  14. if 'we leave it at that' I'm concerned we soon will have laws like in SA and ACT, and look what's happening now in VIC...and then there is no individual owner decision anymore! The more 'de-sexing' becomes a normal procedure or even a first choice of surgical modification, the sooner we will have the same laws here in NSW.
  15. Their dog breeding laws are super strict. and the Swedish dogs know this so they behave differently :D ? That is just a silly comment. I will only respond to you if you stop trolling. no it is not. I only want to indicate that at the end it is up to the owner - the Swedish dog owners might have different motivations and drivers behind them, but at the end they demonstrate quite convincingly that you don't have to de-sex your dog to control over population. Conversely we can have the strictest breeding laws here in Australia, but if the puppy farmers and unregistered breeders don't
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