Early Spaying and Cancer Risk

Pet Cancer Vet (04-23-2018) #2070: Angela calls from Indianapolis — she is a RVT (registered veterinary technician) working toward a specialty in oncology, and just lost her 135 lb Great Dane, Sydney, to osteosarcoma. She feels terrible guilt that she had her dog spayed early (before 6 months), not knowing that this could increase her […]

Health Benefits of Delayed Spaying

Good Dogs! (12-05-2016) #6062: Lise from Avidog International discusses delaying spaying a female dog (as Tracie has with her young Weimaraner, Wanda) purely for health reasons and the challenges of dealing with a bitch in heat for a novice like Tracie. Buyers of Avidog Golden Retrievers actually have to sign a contract not to spay […]

Chastity Belt for Female Dogs (Delayed Spaying)

The Expert Vet (05-02-2016) #5062: A chastity belt for female dogs! On this episode Tracie presents a solution to the problem of how to keep your girl safe from getting pregnant when you delay spaying your dog — a topic she’s been talking to Dr. Donna about because of the health advantages. Tracie speaks to […]

Health Benefits of Delayed Spaying

Good Dogs! (02-22-2016) #6049: Tracie wants information about how to recognize and manage her young Wanda’s first heat (Tracie’s first female dog that she is choosing not to spay at 6 months). Dr. Gayle Watkins from Avidog International explains that for a small dog her first heat will be around 6 months, for medium dogs […]

New Thinking about Spaying/Neutering

The Expert Vet (01-04-2016) #5055: Reproductive issues: Dr. Donna talks about changes in thinking about spaying and neutering at six months because of scientific evidence about the increased incidence of orthopedic disease and cancer in spayed/neutered dogs.  She discusses when to consider hysterectomy in females vs. tubal ligation, or vasectomy in males as opposed to […]

Little Isabella Goes Raw

Little Isabella Goes Raw Friends who are “once-removed” (dear friends of a very dear friend of mine in East Hampton) took my advice about the breed of puppy that might be the best fit for them, and they were graced with a gorgeous black Cocker Spaniel [from a “Bred with Heart” AKC breeder who interviewed […]

To Spay, or Not to Spay? That is the Question

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-13-2021) #731: Featuring Dr. Benjamin Hart, Courtney McWilliams, and Colleen Wilson. Dr. Benjamin Hart discusses his groundbreaking research about how to decide when to spay/neuter your dog, and the serious health consequences of doing it too young; Courtney McWilliams talks about the wonderful success she has had during the pandemic […]

Breast Cancer in Cats

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-28-2021) #0039: Dr. Elizabeth discusses a question from Cindy, in a small town in East Tennessee, whose cat was put on birth control instead of spaying her. The kitty then developed mammary cancer, which the local vet operated on only partially, so then it spread. Since […]

How Service Dogs Lower Levels of PTSD Symptomology

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-24-2018) #564: Pet radio star Steve Dale talks about being on the board of the WINN Feline Foundation — which for 50 years has funded research into cat health problems — and how they are now the national beneficiary of the NY Cat Film Festival as it travels the country; […]

Should You Spay But Spare Ovaries

The Expert Vet (06-21-2016) #5060: Dr. Donna and Tracie both have young female dogs for whom they want to delay spaying. Dr. Donna talks about a different way to spay a female dog by sparing the ovaries (but she doesn’t recommend it). MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow URL