Diet,cancer, spaying

Canine and human breast cancer share several important clinical and histologic features. A case-control study of nutritional factors and canine breast cancer was conducted at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1984-1987 by interviewing owners of 150 pet dogs diagnosed with breast cancer, owners of 147 cancer control dogs, and owners of 131 noncancer control dogs. Continue reading Diet,cancer, spaying

Cancer risks

“Interestingly, cancers of the ovaries and uterus are rare in dogs. This could be because most dogs do not reach the age at which these cancers become more common. “…..”Purebred dogs are twice as likely to get breast cancer as are mixed breed dogs of the same age. The most important conclusion gained from examining studies of breast cancer in dogs is that early spaying protects against breast cancer. Continue reading Cancer risks

Cancer risks in cats and dogs

Cancer Risks in Cats and Dogs By Theresa A. Fuess, Ph.D. Information Specialist University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
“Spaying and neutering can reduce the risk of cancer. Dogs spayed before the first heat cycle have only half the risk of mammary carcinoma of those . . . → Read More: Cancer risks in cats and dogs

Research ; neutering and spaying

Research on neutering and spaying

Does neutering and spaying increase or decrease the risk of cancer in dogs and cats? Is early neutering and spaying safe? Research covering these neutering issues are in the following material. To spay or not to spay for overpopulation is mentioned in only one article. Health is a consideration. Here are two articles for and against waiting to neuter, followed by a number of abstract results from journals.: Continue reading Research ; neutering and spaying