Risks and benefits of dog castration

 

BVA Ethics and Welfare Group

dog castrationBVA's position on neutering cats and dogs [accessed 21/6/2016]

 

Review articles

  • McKenzie, B. (2014) Evaluating the benefits and risks of neutering dogs and cats, published in December 2014  http://skeptvet.com/Blog/2014/12/evidence-update-evaluating-the-benefits-risks-of-neutering-in-dogs-and-cats/ [accessed 21/6/2016]
  • Beauvais, W., Cardwell, J.M. and Brodbelt, D.C. (2012) The effect of neutering on the risk of mammary tumours in dogs - a systematic review. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 53(6), pp. 314-322
  • Beauvais, W., Cardwell, J.M. and Brodbelt, D.C. (2012) The effect of neutering on the risk of urinary incontinence in bitches - a systematic review. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 53(4), pp. 198-204

 

References of interest

 

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