Name: Sarah Mazzilli, PhD, Boston University Date: October 2-3 2014 Locat...
[Note: this post was originally published at the lovely Julie Hecht's Dog Spies blog at Scientific American.]Where I live, in America, it’s taken for granted that responsible owners spay or neuter their dogs. The population of homeless animals is still large enough that risking an unwanted litter is, to many owners, unthinkable. And spay/neuter is just what people do. But two papers were published, in 2013 and 2014, suggesting that these widely accepted surgical procedures may lead