10 Most Popular Myths about Dogs


7. Female dogs ought to be allowed to give birth to one litter before undergoing spaying

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This is a somewhat controversial dog myth, which has led many dog owners to feel that withholding a female dog from giving birth once before spaying, can have serious health ramifications in the dog’s later years.

Fact: There is no conclusive evidence that vouches for this kind of reasoning. In fact, spayed dogs have been known to bear a significantly decreased risk to contracting breast cancer or even uterine infections.

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