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.
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.
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.
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.
Please read 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. What are the risks?
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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 them, 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 a device in my animal’s bodies, it is pure scientific experimentation.)
This is information that should be provided 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:
“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.”
Impact on Behaviour
Also, please 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 amazing, and also very heart-breaking, for these animals have been living with this pain for a very long time, 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.
Protect your pet.
Washington Post Article About Rescue Organizations and Breeders