AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines: Reproductive Health

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AAHA recommends that all dogs not intended for deliberate breeding be spayed or castrated. For pet owners who choose to breed, practitioners should promote responsible breeding practices including collaboration with research programs to reduce perpetuation of disease through careful selection of breeding individuals.

Reproductive health. AAHA. (2019). Retrieved December 30, 2022, from https://www.aaha.org/aaha-guidelines/life-stage-canine-2019/spay-and-neuter-timing/reproductive-health/

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Topic(s): Health, Pet Families, Reproductive Healthcare, Veterinary Care