Dear Bob --
We think the internet does not have a veterinary degree. (It also does not have an M.D. or a J.D. but that is another topic.)
If you want a comprehensive summary of the research about the impact of spay/neuter age on long term health incomes, go to ASPCAPro.org and search their articles about pediatric spay/neuter. What you will find is that it's complicated. While there are limited studies linking early spay/neuter, or sometimes any spaying and neutering, to some health conditions, (many of them breed related), in general such concerns are outweighed by the positive health benefits of pediatric spaying on common conditions such as mammary gland neoplasia, pyometra and benign prostatic neoplasia. What you will also find is that there is a reason to rely on the experience and knowledge of your vet. It is truly complicated.
So don’t be a fool “about” caring for your pets. Get them spayed and neutered. But you can be a fool “for” your pets. Come to the Fools for Fur Balls Party on Friday, April 1st, from 6 to 10 at Bridie Manor, 1 Bridie Square, Oswego. Music, snacks, contests, prizes, cash bar. Admission $20. A benefit for the fur balls of the Humane Society
The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County. Located at 110 West Second Street, Oswego, New York. Phone (315) 207-1070. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.oswegohumane.org Because People and Pets Are Good for Each Other.