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I am with Mrs K on this one, I would only spay/neuter if there was a medical problem requiring it.

Stosh, you live in an area with no leash laws, that doesn't mean you have to let your boy run free. If you cannot keep him intact and determine whether or not he is bred, than please neuter him.

GSDfan, I disagree with your statement that if you don't neuter him, the chance of him getting cancer later on is higher. The chance of him getting testicular cancer later on is higher is true. Osteosarcoma, Hemangiosarcoma, and now they are even saying prostate cancer risk goes UP for neutered pets, particularly those pets neutered young.

In the five years on this board, I think I remember 1 case of testicular cancer. But I do not hang out in the health section too long, afraid of catching something. It just seems like I hear of osteosarcoma and hemangiosarcoma much more often. And, the prognosis for these cancers is much, much worse than testicular cancer.
 
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