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  1. What are the pros/cons to vasectomy/tubal ligation instead of outright spay/neuter?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I'm very ignorant on this subject, and I just came across the topic while researching "spay coat". I assume that since vasectomy/tubal ligation allows dogs to keep their hormones, it would prevent this, but still be effective for sterilization. What do you think? Is it not done because it's less...
  2. Neuter or Vasectomy?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I wanted to know if neutering really increases a dog's chances of having health problems like cancer and hip dysplasia and that vasectomy is a real option I should consider to pro-long my dog's life. I cannot remember whether I've heard or read it so cannot post source. I hope some vets and...
  3. Will neutering change aggressive behavior?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    We have a 15-month-old intact purebred who has been wonderful. However, lately he has become aggressive with a few other dogs for no apparent reason. At first we thought it might be the other dog instigating, but lately it's pretty clear that it's our dog who is starting it. He has never hurt...