Q. I have been told that if I don't have my toy Poodle neutered, he can get testicle cancer. Is this true? Is surgery-free neutering with Zeuterin safe?

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A. Tumors of testicles in dogs are uncommon. The problem we face in older, not castrated dogs is prostatic diseases. Dogs can develop prostate enlargement, infection, abscess or tumors which we don't see in castrated dogs. I would recommend surgical neutering rather than hormonal therapy - it is much safer and in long term much cheaper option.

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