|Barked: Mon Jun 27, '05 9:58am PST |
|CH - it wasn't incontinence I heard of but marking the house after neutering, and I can't say if it's physical (needing to go more often?) or psychological, probably the latter. I heard from an owner who had their chihuahua neutered after breeding him, and one rescue person who said sometimes this happened. I'm thinking of one dog who'd been adopted, was estimated over 10 yrs age, had weak, rotted teeth and arthritis, and the new owner thinks they're doing him a favor neutering him at the same time as the other treatments....I can't help think that is too much.
Over time the testes slow down production of hormones -- the body has it's own plan for aging, it isn't broiling with the hormones of youth because the testes are still there.
Just my opinion.....it'd be nice if there were studies determining which is better, but there isn't objectivity because public opinion is so swayed towards the positive social effects of spaying / neutering they want to assume positive physical effects for the dog too.
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