[Pros and cons of gonadectomy on health condition in female and male dogs]

Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2010 Jun;152(6):267-72. doi: 10.1024/0036-7281/a000063.
[Article in German]


The necessity, and in particular the timing of gonadectomy in dogs is still controversial. This is mainly because gonadectomy confers a mixture of benefits and adverse effects depending on age at neutering, breed and sex. On advising a client on gonadectomy, the frequency and consequences of the pros and cons should be balanced.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cognition
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Hysterectomy / adverse effects
  • Hysterectomy / psychology
  • Hysterectomy / veterinary*
  • Male
  • Orchiectomy / adverse effects
  • Orchiectomy / psychology
  • Orchiectomy / veterinary*
  • Ovariectomy / adverse effects
  • Ovariectomy / psychology
  • Ovariectomy / veterinary*
  • Quality of Life
  • Risk Factors