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Hormones hot topic at ACC&D conference

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 ovary-sparing spay drew a surprising level of interest — it seems this topic is on many people’s minds for the first time. Also discussed: ZeuterinTM neutering, and what sort of behavior change (if any) can be expected, versus from a sterilant that reduces testosterone more (calcium chloride). If you haven’t read “Pukka’s Promise” already, check it out– it’s engaging and interesting!