We all know that neutering your pet is important to curb pet overpopulation. But did you know that there are a variety of options available? Spay and neuter surgeries most often conducted in the U.S. involve removal of the uterus and ovaries in females and the testicles in males. In other countries, just the ovaries… Read more
Pet owners are hearing more and more about the potential for negative health impacts of traditional spay and neuter. Since most pet sterilization surgeries remove the reproductive organs responsible for the production of sex hormones, a number of ailments may occur due to this hormonal imbalance. But a growing number of veterinarians offer alternatives. Parsemus… Read more
Planning to spay or neuter your pet? There are many options in addition to traditional surgical sterilization practices. The decision depends on your pet and your needs. Nonsurgical options include calcium chloride dihydrate and Zeuterin. For situations when hormones are important to preserve (such as in large-breed dogs), ovary-sparing spay and vasectomy are offered by many… Read more
Did you know that Parsemus Foundation maintains a list of veterinarians who offer ovary-sparing spay or other alternatives to traditional spay/neuter? Two new veterinary practices were recently added: Dr. Randall of Foothills Veterinary Hospital in S. Carolina and Dr. Rastetter in Ohio. For more information, check out our Ovary-sparing spay page. There is also an… Read more
Dr. Jennifer Rouse of Homestead Vet in Havertown, PA offers alternatives to traditional spay and neuter, including ovary sparing spay and vasectomy. Our growing list of veterinarians offering ovary sparing spay procedures can hardly keep up with the demand! If you know a veterinarian who offers this service, ask them to contact us at info… Read more
Where was calcium chloride? New York Times journalist Douglas Quenqua focused the article on Zeuterin, a product likely to come out in the US shortly, but also briefly covered other options including Suprelorin and GonaCon (which are not approved for dogs and cats in the US). But no mention of calcium chloride despite decades of… Read more
You won’t want to miss this insightful interview! Dr. Karen Becker of Healthy Pets interviewed Dr. Michelle Kutzler of the Department of Animal Science at Oregon State University. Dr. Kutzler is an expert in animal reproductive physiology and has pioneered the use of ovary-sparing spay. This sterilization method removes the uterus but not the ovaries,… Read more
Welcome to Dr. William Thompson from New Mexico Repro at Los Lunas Animal Clinic, Dr. Brad Roach from Best Friends Animal Clinic in Oklahoma and Dr. Moira Drosdovech of Pawsitive Veterinary Care in British Columbia. Thanks for joining the ranks of veterinarians performing ovary-sparing spays.
Congratulations to Dr. Susan Maturo of Animal Medical Center of Watson Park, the 10th veterinary practice to join the list of practices offering ovary-sparing spay, and the first on the East Coast. Large-dog owners seeking this procedure will now have an additional resource. Welcome!
Lots of discussion about the role of hormones (positive and negative) at the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs international symposium last month, increased by the recent publication of “Pukka’s Promise” (a book about giving our pets the best shot at a long, healthy life, by the author of “Merle’s Door”). Our flyer on… Read more