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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:


https://www.santacruzpet.com/do-male-dogs-change-after-being-neutered/


https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/canine-corner/201805/neutering-causes-behavior-problems-in-male-dogs

https://dogzine.nl/en/newsarticle/more-fear-and-agression-after-neutering


http://www.drjensdogblog.com/the-quick-fix-neutering-as-a-treatment-for-aggression/










Legacy resources:


10 Painful Reasons NOT to Spay or Neuter a Dog Until After Puberty. (2018, June 6). Retrieved from https://veterinarytechnicianguide.com/spaying-and-neutering-a-dog/


AKC Canine Health Foundation. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.akcchf.org/news-events/news/Potential-Health-Benefits-When-SpayandNeuter-Delyed.html


Arrested Development: The Growing Debate Over When to Spay and Neuter. (2013, September 15). Retrieved from http://www.thrivingcanine.com/when_spay_neuter


Becker, K. (2016, July 27). The Damaging Effects of Spaying and Neutering on Dogs. Retrieved from https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2016/07/27/neutering-spaying-effects.aspx


Delay the spay | Animal Wellness Magazine. (2018, February 6). Retrieved from https://animalwellnessmagazine.com/delay-spay/


Early Spay Neuter: 3 Reasons To Reconsider. (2019, January 11). Retrieved from https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/three-reasons-to-reconsider-spayneuter/


New Study Shows Potential Benefits Of Spaying/Neutering Dogs After Age 1. (2016, November 14). Retrieved from https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/11/14/new-study-shows-potential-benefits-of-spayingneutering-dogs-after-age-1/


Nolen S. (2013). Study shines spotlight on neutering. Retrieved from https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/131101a.aspx


The Plot Thickens: Spay Neuter Effects & the Health of Our Dogs. (2018, February 9). Retrieved from https://www.patriciamcconnell.com/theotherendoftheleash/the-plot-thickens-spay-neuter-effects-the-health-of-our-dogs



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