The Dangers of Early Neutering/Spaying

Updated: Jul 11, 2021

This informative video about neutering/spaying of young dogs shows the complexities of this issue. Dr. Becker advocates against the neutering/spaying of dogs. Hear what she has to say:

More information:

Update July 2021:

Legacy resources:

10 Painful Reasons NOT to Spay or Neuter a Dog Until After Puberty. (2018, June 6). Retrieved from

AKC Canine Health Foundation. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Arrested Development: The Growing Debate Over When to Spay and Neuter. (2013, September 15). Retrieved from

Becker, K. (2016, July 27). The Damaging Effects of Spaying and Neutering on Dogs. Retrieved from

Delay the spay | Animal Wellness Magazine. (2018, February 6). Retrieved from

Early Spay Neuter: 3 Reasons To Reconsider. (2019, January 11). Retrieved from

New Study Shows Potential Benefits Of Spaying/Neutering Dogs After Age 1. (2016, November 14). Retrieved from

Nolen S. (2013). Study shines spotlight on neutering. Retrieved from

The Plot Thickens: Spay Neuter Effects & the Health of Our Dogs. (2018, February 9). Retrieved from

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