Pet Population Control: Dr. Kwane’s Five Minute Spay (VIDEO)

Dr. Kwane discusses the importance of having your dog spayed/neutered at an early age – and performs a spay in 5 minutes…almost.

Dr. Kwane discusses the importance of having your dog spayed/neutered at an early age – and performs a spay in 5 minutes…almost.

8 thoughts on “Pet Population Control: Dr. Kwane’s Five Minute Spay (VIDEO)

  1. Uhm…I think I would like prefer veterinarians to take the time to do it right, rather than focus on speed.

  2. It just kills me that you can run this video with all we know about the very real risks of early spay/neuter for many dogs.

    From one large study: “Male and female Rottweilers spayed/neutered before 1 year of age have an approximate one in four lifetime risk for bone sarcoma and are significantly more likely to develop bone sarcoma than dogs that are sexually intact.” Full study here: http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/11/11/1434.full

    And this: “The risk of osteosarcoma increases with increasing breed size and especially height[13]. It is a common cause of death in medium/large, large, and giant breeds. Osteosarcoma is the third most common cause of death in Golden Retrievers[10] and is even more common in larger breeds[13].

    Given the poor prognosis of osteosarcoma and its frequency in many breeds, spay/neuter of immature dogs in the medium/large, large, and giant breeds is apparently associated with a significant and elevated risk of death due to osteosarcoma.”

    Risks like these are the reason that every veterinary group in the country is opposed to mandatory spay/neuter, which animal rights proponents and clueless legislators always specify be done “by four months of age.”

    No puppy spay/neuter for me, thanks. [For the record, my two youngest dogs, both males, were shelter rescues whose poor health at the time of the time of adoption ruled out neutering, and I was able to keep them intact until they were fully grown and my excellent vets said the surgery would be OK. And by the way, all the myths you’ve heard about managing an intact dog — they’re out of control! they hump everything! they’re impossible to housetrain! etc. — are just that: myths.]

    1. Luisa: I respect you opinion and the early research suggests there may in fact be a relationship between early neutering and OSA. It’s interesting nonetheless. On retrospective study, however, is not nearly enough evidence to prove this theory. Regardless, during my career as a vet practicing multiple disciplines (private, government, ER) I can tell you the sum total of my experiences unequivocably states that our country as a dog-owning and dog-loving society is much better off when our pets are sterilized. Sure, there are individually exceptions and certainly owners that have intact dogs and “get it” (with respect to training and population control) but the sad reality is most owners do not. Moreover, medically, the scale still tips in favor of altering your pet and having them live longer. PERIOD. With the incidence of ovarian cancer, mammary cancer and pyometra in intact females it’s not even a contest. As for male dogs, I can tell you the number one reason for euthanasia within that category (which numbers in the thousands)…it’s lost, roaming, intact dogs – searching for a female.

      1. (cont’d)…that never get reclaimed by their owner. This isn’t just the case with my shelter, but every agency in the country. So, in summary as a shelter vet that dies a little every time we euthanize, I can tell you neutering would prevent millions of unnecessary deaths.

  3. Luisa, I’m afraid you are really missing the point. Failure to spay/neuter our pets is the reason we have this horrific problem of unwanted dogs and cats. It’s not a problem of “managing an intact dog” around the house, it’s a problem of keeping that intact dog from reproducing. Though it’s commendable that you chose to rescue a couple of dogs in the past, you’re obviously not involved directly with rescue on a regular basis. Maybe you should spend some time volunteering at your local city or county shelter.

    1. Vikki: i’m afraid it’s you who are missing the point. you’re doing the same thing as BSL: blaming the dog for the owner’s mismanagement. my dog is intact and, barring healthy complications, shall remain so. he’s energetic and full of vibrant good health but there are ppl in town who think he’s gay because he doesn’t attempt to mount their in-heat females. oh, he rushes over and makes play overtures and is very interested in their nether regions but he does NOT try to mount them. why? simple: he knows i won’t allow it. since i also do not allow him to run at large since we moved to town, i can state categorically that i have no furry grandchildren anywhere.

      it’s really that easy.

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