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Sterilized Dogs Live Significantly Longer
2013-04-18 14:34:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It turns out, Bob Barker's advice to "have your pet spayed or neutered" wasn't just a tip for controlling the stray animal population. New research from the University of Georgia suggests that spaying or neutering your dog adds extra time to their life and reduces the risk of several specific causes of death. For the study, the team examined 40,139 death records from the Veterinary Medical Database spanning a 10-year...

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2011-04-20 09:22:36

Dog owners and veterinarians have long relied on a mix of limited data and anecdotal evidence to assess which breeds are at risk of dying from various conditions, but a new University of Georgia study provides a rare and comprehensive look at causes of death in more than 80 breeds. The study, published in the current edition of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, can be used to create breed-specific health maintenance programs and is a starting point for future studies that will...