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SPAYING OR NEUTERING YOUR TIBETAN MASTIFF

There are many reasons to consider or research as to why you should or should not spay or neuter your Tibetan Mastiff. I am of the opinion that many breeders and the rescues promote this for reasons that benefit them and not the dogs. I think if someone is willing to be diligent in making sure their Tibetan Mastiff does not get pregnant nor inpregnate a bitch; it is healthier if it is not spayed or neutered. I have come to this conclusion by my own personal experiences. I have noticed what spaying and neutering does to the tibetan mastiff"s coats. I have also noticed that after spaying or neutering they put on an unhealthy amount of extra weight. Of course, I have know scientific data; only what I have seen with my own eyes. Additionally, I believe that scientific data that applies to humans would apply to animals. When you alter hormonal systems - are you increasing the risk of your Tibetan Mastiff contracting cancer prematurely. I am sure those at shelters, and breeders who wish to control the population will tell you differently; but I am including the following photos which show the before and after appearances. You can make your own decision but a photo is worth a thousand words. See below (before to the left and after to the right).

I have found that spaying or neutering is the only way to deter "unethical" breeders from breeding dogs without permission. Based on my direct experience; AKC is not policing their registry. They claim they do not "determine ownership" but this has not always been the case. They have been known to register dogs bred by breeders they have suspended and without the true owner's permission. Spaying and neutering is the only way I feel your dog is safe from theft or other misuse. It is a shame that competitition in the show ring has led to such corruption in a register once thought to be reputable. I be

leo beforeleo after

ZEUTERING

QUOTE: "The non-invasive method, nick-named “zeutering”, combines an innovative technique with an all-natural product (zinc gluconate, the amino acid Arginine and sterile water). Zeuterin is injected directly into each testicle in a procedure that takes only a few minutes. In FDA clinical trials Zeuterin administration was found to be safe, effective and permanent.

 Many humane organizations also hope that a nonsurgical choice that leaves the male testis intact (though slightly smaller) and decreases but does not stop testosterone from circulating will make sterilization of pet dogs favorable to those who view the surgical procedure as unnatural or emasculating. It is also an option for those pets for which anesthesia would be a significant risk.

Studies have shown that permanent sterilization is achieved in 99.6% of dogs that undergo the procedure, while testosterone production is decreased by up to 50%. Zeutering is painless, has fewer complications and is safer than conventional neutering as it requires only sedation instead of general anesthesia. Zeutering is also expected to be less expensive.

 As for the statistics mentioned at the beginning of this article? The numbers have already been decreased immensely by the acceptance of spaying and neutering (14 million unwanted dogs and cats were killed annually in the U.S. in the 1970’s). Ark Sciences envisions the end of pet overpopulation in this country by the year 2020 through the routine use of Zeuterin. In other words, there will be an end to the millions of dogs being euthanized each year in animal shelters." UNQUOTE

You can give your dog or bitch a "hormone sparing option", which is the equivalent of a vascetomy or the tying of the tubes in humans. Here is a link to an organization that performs these alternatives.

Spay/Neuter Information

Quote from article: "Your dog BEGS you to learn what veterinarians know about increased health problems in sterilized dogs.

Neuter is castration. Spay is hysterectomy. Both increase the risk of bone cancer, hip dysplasia, obesity, diabetes, urinary incontinence, hypothyroidism, and more. Learn why some vets want to remove vital hormone-producing organs!" Unquote"

You need to pick your poison. Deal with an unmanageable coat, or keeping your dog safe during mating season once a year.

This "Routine" Neutering Advice May Boost Your Dog's Risk of Cancer and Joint Disease

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Neither the Publisher nor Author shall be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages resulting from use of this guide.  All links are for information purposes only and are not warranted for content, accuracy, or any other implied or explicit purpose.