We all hear about having our dogs spayed or neutered, unless you want puppies running around, but do we all actually know what happens before, during and afterwards?
Neutering means surgically preventing pets to reproduce, anything that could enable a pet to reproduce is removed.
The spay/neuter also helps to stop a variety of medical and health problems. If you are nervous about your dog having the surgery, there’s no need to worry, It’s a very, very common procedure. As long as you follow pre-op and post-op procedures and care, everything will be perfect.
Dogs can generally be neutered from 6 month on-wards. Most vets say that you should allow your female dog to have a least one season before being neutered, as they need to produce oestrogen and other essential hormones for normal development, otherwise it could lead to other complications later on in life.
The cost. It normally isn’t too much, but it depends on the dog you have, so it’s best to ask you. You can also receive help with paying the cost through many charities.
Why should I get my dog neutered?
- Less likely to be aggressive
- Reduces the chances of prostate diseases and the risk of some cancers
- Less likely to be frustrated and try to escape
- Less likely to roam, get lost or get hurt/fight
- Less likely for a risk of breast cancer or an infection in the womb
- Not having the risk of birth and pregnancy
Most people get worried that they will have a personalty change after the procedure, but that’s not true, you may see some behavioural changes, but it’s for the best, no more fighting, roaming or even spraying urine.
Having a dog neutered also means the lessened risk of reproducing, shelters have a difficult problem trying to re-home puppies through accidental pregnancy and it’s becoming an increasing risk in dog-kind.
For example, we were in touch with the owner of a 8 month old cockerdoodle (cocka-poo and labradoodle) named Stanley. They hadn’t had Stanley neutered yet as he still wasn’t ‘cocking’ his leg, which means the time of his ‘sexual maturity’.
They were out on a walk when he smelt something, the owners reckon he could smell urine that came from a female dog in season and he could smell it from far away, leading him to run away. Luckily, the owner found him and knew that it was the right time to get him neutered.
If this sort of behaviour happens to your dog you should also think about having them neutered/spayed.
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Did you know?
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