Other female sterilization approaches

Ultrasound-guided female sterilization Summary Ultrasound can be used to guide an injection into the uterus, uterine horns, fallopian tubes, or ovaries of female mammals, including dogs and humans. We have discovered that it is quite hard to inject into the ovaries due to the difficulty of puncturing the hard outer capsule. Ultrasound can be used… Read more

Street dog identification/marking

Marking Street Dogs Promoting evidence-based best practices Parsemus Foundation is helping support research on ways to sterilize dogs and cats without surgery and anesthesia. But the current methods of marking which animals have been sterilized all require anesthesia. This creates a Catch-22! In dogs, ear-notching (cutting a chunk out of the ear and then sealing… Read more

Shrinking tumors nonsurgically

Tumor bulk reduction Older dogs often get mammary tumors and benign masses. Though benign, these lumps can cause problems if they get very large or start to restrict movement. But owners are often reluctant to put their older dogs under anesthesia for surgery, or they do not have the money. Calcium chloride in alcohol, which… Read more

Modernizing spay practice for females

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Ovary-Sparing Spay

Promoting choice for optimal animal health Ovary-sparing spay may be a way to have one’s cake and eat it too: a way to spay female dogs (thus addressing population concerns), without the increased cancer risk and health impacts from hormone loss (particularly in large and giant breeds) that are only recently beginning to be understood…. Read more