Lots of links for you for interesting scientific research on dog health, behaviour, puppies, spay and neuter research – they are just here for you to read and form your own opinions on the subjects.
Noise sensitivity and general fearfulness in dogs:
Overlapping genomic regions underlie canine fearfulness and human mental disorders
The Function of Play Bows in Dog and Wolf Puppies
Neuroscience Of Licking & Sender-Receiver Mechanisms. Are They Conflict Reducing, Disengagement Markers, Arousal Or Congruence Signals?
The Importance of Food in Dog Training
Can dogs have autism?
The Social Behaviour of Neutered Male Dogs Compared to Intact Dogs
common injury factors for puppies – it’s not just about hips and elbows
Harness use affecting gait
Faulty gene may help explain why food-obsessed Labradors top obesity charts
A literature review on the welfare implications of gonadectomy of dogs
Spay Neuter And Joint Disease
Castration ~ Effects on male dog health and behaviour
Neutering Your Dog – Making an Informed Decision
Gonadectomy effects on the risk of immune disorders in the dog: a retrospective study
Neutering Dogs: Effects on Joint Disorders and Cancers in Golden Retrievers
Neutering of German Shepherd Dogs: associated joint disorders, cancers and urinary incontinence
Long-Term Health Effects of Neutering Dogs: Comparison of Labrador Retrievers with Golden Retrievers
Rottweilers Endogenous Gonadal Hormone Exposure and Bone Sarcoma Risk
Rottweilers are considered to be at high risk of osteosarcome and are five times more likely to develop the tumour than the average dog (Comstock et al 2006). It has been suggested that between 5 and 12% of all Rottweilers develop osteosarcoma (Rosenberger & Crawford 2004, Comstock et al 2006). Dogs that underwent early elective gonadectomy had a one in four lifetime risk
The specific cause of osteosarcoma is not known. However, because osteosarcoma tumors are frequently found near growth plates, it is speculated that factors that affect growth rates, ?neutering and such as diets that promote rapid growth in puppies, appear to influence risk.
The genetic basis of the disease is yet to be elucidated. It has a familial pattern of incidence and it seems likely that the prevalence may be reduced by breeding only from lines that have not (or very rarely) been affected.
Reproductive Capability Is Associated with Lifespan and Cause of Death in Companion Dogs
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