NEUTERING AND SPAYING
The whole idea of spaying and neutering comes from population control. It has now even extended to the idea you are not a responsible pet parent if you do not do so. This whole process is not common in Europe, but in North America your animal is automatically scheduled for the operation at the 6-month-old mark, and you as a pet parent, are automatically deemed irresponsible if you do not follow through.
I think this is causing a massive disruption in the body, short-term and therefore, long-term. The endocrine system, which is responsible for hormones, is tremendously affecting the overall growth of the physical body, with the structural system also being greatly impacted, as well as the overall strength of the body. These organs are also responsible for fat metabolism. They are a very important part of the innate functionality of the body.
We can see this in all the disease and body breakdown we now have in all the animals we are doing this to. I have witnessed this in my own animals. I could actually see and feel the shift in my Lab who has been challenged a lot physically since her spaying, even though I implement all I know with her. I weakened her entire system by spaying her, as I never asked the questions below. Not one. Just handed her over to the veterinarian without thinking or questioning.
It is really amazing that neuter and spay is promoted so heavily, yet breeding is allowed. Why are so many animals undergoing these massive surgeries that disrupt their entire bodies, yet more dogs are being bred? It makes absolutely no sense at all. I invite the reader to explore this article by the Washington Post, about how breeders are actually supplying the shelters with dogs in the USA. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/investigations/dog-auction-rescue-groups-donations
There is too much trust given. Our lovely, trusting, beautiful beings are just handed over to the vets and we pick them up later. Caretakers need to ask the hard questions, and then do some homework before committing their loved ones to such an invasive procedure. My first Lab, Kayly (who is responsible for what I do now) had bladder issues her whole life due to this surgery. She was sooooo embarrassed. I wish I had known more then, about how to help her and heal her, but make no mistake about the damage it did to her physical and mental well-being. This operation was horrendous. And “no one” was accountable for the damage.
When an animal is scheduled for the operation the caretaker needs to ask the following:
1. Risks | What are the risks? And who is accountable if the animal suffers?
2. Drugs | Chemicals | What drugs are going into the body and how much? Make and model? Is the anesthesia going to be monitored and regulated or not? Safety and costs vary greatly. I invite the reader to read the MSDS sheets, as anesthesia is one of the most debilitating, toxic pharmaceuticals which no one discusses nor presents in an informed consent manner. It is actually amazing how toxic this stuff is.
3. Procedure | What exactly is the process? Are they tying tubes? Taking the whole uterus out? What exactly are they doing to the body? Details, details, details. And then do a tonne of research. There is no rush.
4. Microchip | Are they planning to put a microchip in the body at this time? If they are, and you consent, make, model, contents/ingredients of device, registry, how does the registry operate? Is it operational? Call the company, and ask how it works and is it National? Do not be in a rush – get the details. Please do your homework. (Again, I would never have this or any other device placed in any animal’s body. I feel this is just pure scientific experimentation, and revenue generation.)
This is information that should be provided / sought for at least two weeks prior to the surgery, so you the caretaker can do your homework prior to the visit.
Dr. Will Falconer states in his article found here, https://vitalanimal.com/neutering/ “If you’ve read the concerns in the link above and still decide spaying is the way to go for your female, you can more safely do this in one of two ways:
1. Wait for the middle of the estrus cycle, called anestrus. That’s about 3 months after the heat is over.
2. Look for an “ovary sparing spay” surgeon, who’ll remove the uterus but leave your females hormone factory (her ovaries) intact.”
Wendell O. Belfield, DVM shares in his book, “How to Have a Healthier Dog, “In my practise, I try to convince clients who want to have their animals neutered that we can perform instead a partial spay or vasectomy. The added expense is minimal. In the partial spay, the uterus and cervix are removed but the ovaries are left. The female will go into heat, will have the desire for intercourse, and will be able to have it, but she will not be able to reproduce. Moreover, she will not blood spot ,and will not have the problem later of weight gain.
The male will continue to behave normally, but will not be able to impregnate the female. By choosing these options you are keeping the animal as close to nature as possible.” He then goes on to say, “By leaving the gonads intact in this manner, you also avoid another problem: urinary incontinence.” Here he states the exact issue we had with our beautiful female Labrador right after her spay surgery, which the veterinarian refused to be accountable for.
Impact on Behaviour
It is important to note, a lot of behaviour issues are a result of residual pain from the trauma to the body from these procedures. The animals clearly indicate this during their sessions of Applied Zoopharmacognosey. The relief provided when this is finally addressed is heart-breaking, for these animals have been living with this pain for a very long time, usually years, and no one knew. You see, if they were allowed to roam, they would find the plants to heal themselves, they would rebalance themselves. But because they are in our houses, in our backyards, and on leash, they cannot access nature. So much damage to the body is being done.
Protect your pet.
How to Have a Healthier Dog, The Benefits of Vitamins and Minerals for Your Dog’s Life Cycles by Wendell O. Belfield DVM and Martin Zucker
Washington Post Article About Rescue Organizations and Breeders
This is a really important read | https://healthyandhappydog.com/