The topic of spay/neuter is emotionally charged for many pet owners.

It’s become the “responsible” thing to do. We commonly hear of the benefits of this surgery … but rarely the risks.

And when savvy pet owners avoid early spay/neuter (or forgo it altogether) to mitigate that risk … they’re often vilified for contributing to the pet over-population problem. But decisions made on emotion aren’t usually the best decisions we can make.

So indulge me while I take an objective and scientific look at what’s causing all the fuss.

We’ll start with the most recent reason to reconsider spay/neuter …