Dogs & Cats

Thanks for dog vaccinations

Working with dog sterilization projects in developing countries and resource-limited areas, we are constantly reminded of how important vaccinations are to these populations as well. Most spay/neuter programs vaccinate to protect human health as well as to care for the welfare of the individual dog. But in areas where parvo, rabies and distemper are less… Read more


Updated list of veterinarians

Planning to spay or neuter your pet? There are many options in addition to traditional surgical sterilization practices. The decision depends on your pet and your needs. Nonsurgical options include calcium chloride dihydrate and Zeuterin. For situations when hormones are important to preserve (such as in large-breed dogs), ovary-sparing spay and vasectomy are offered by many… Read more


Calchlorin gets a media boost

In a creative twist on the recent news about water and chemical compounds found on Mars, Animals 24-7 urges more widespread coverage of Calchlorin, calcium chloride in alcohol, as a nonsurgical dog sterilant. The announcement by NASA about the new discoveries on the red planet made international headlines. It is likely that calcium chloride exists on… Read more


Ultrasound provides noninvasive hormone-sparing sterilization for male dogs

The optimal ultrasound treatment regime for dog sterilization was determined, providing an option for pet owners who want birth control without the long-term health and behavior changes resulting from traditional neutering An Italian research team led by Dr. Raffaella Leoci recently reported in Reproduction in Domestic Animals the best method for using ultrasound to sterilize… Read more


Awards announced for second round Timmy Prize

The word about Calchlorin nonsurgical pet neuter has begun to spread and more people are using it. To encourage transparency and sharing of information, the “Timmy Prize” was launched by Parsemus Foundation recognizing groups that share their experience using Calchlorin (calcium chloride dihydrate in alcohol). The second round winners include Amici Cannis, who used Calchlorin… Read more


Calchlorin, nonsurgical dog sterilization

Two long-term research studies pinpoint optimal sterilant for inexpensive, safe and effective nonsurgical neuter in dogs. The results have the potential for significant impact on methods to control pet overpopulation worldwide. The scientific studies were conducted by Dr. Raffaella Leoci, supported by Parsemus Foundation and published as open access articles in Acta Scandinavica Veterinaria. The authors… Read more


Now cats, too: First U.S. data shows nonsurgical dog neuter shot also effective in cats

Press release April 29, 2015 U.S. Northwest rescue organization presents first U.S. results in cats to win “Timmy Prize” for data collection on calcium chloride nonsurgical neuter shot. The low-cost, universally-available injection has the potential for significant impact on pet overpopulation and euthanasia rates worldwide. Old habits die hard. If veterinarians could sterilize male cats… Read more


Two more veterinary practices that offer ovary sparing spay added

Did you know that Parsemus Foundation maintains a list of veterinarians who offer ovary-sparing spay or other alternatives to traditional spay/neuter? Two new veterinary practices were recently added: Dr. Randall of Foothills Veterinary Hospital in S. Carolina and Dr. Rastetter in Ohio. For more information, check out our Ovary-sparing spay page. There is also an… Read more