Spayed and Neutered Dogs Live Longer

We talked recently about a study that revealed an increase in the incidence of some significant diseases in neutered male and female dogs in comparison to intact individuals. Disease incidence is important, but the statistic that is of greatest interest to most pet owners is survivability, in other words, “what effect will a particular decision (e.g., neutering) have on my dog’s lifespan.”

Research published on April 17, 2013 in the online journal PLoS ONE looked at the decision to neuter dogs …

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