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Does neutering dogs cause cancer?

A surprising question……. 

Since the 1970’s vets have advocated neutering for prevention of cancer in dogs and cats. There is evidence for a reduction in breast cancer in neutered female dogs(1) and cats (2). Surgical neutering also eliminates the risk of testicular or ovarian cancer. 

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Does neutering dogs prevent prostate disease?

When talking about neutering, vets often list a series of diseases that neutering can help prevent. Prostate disease is often near the top of that list - but is it true? What are the impacts of neutering on prostate disease in dogs? Our vet blogger Sian has been digging into the science in this, the first of our "Neutering Week" posts.

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