Often dog owners become confused that whether they should neutralize their dog or not. The thing is, neutering the dog is very good for health & also it stops from arriving unexpected litter of puppies. Having your dog neutered is one of the best ways you can help your dog. Neutered dog or Desexing has many names like fixing, spaying, sterilizing and castrating, & they all mean the same thing. Also, keep in mind that neutering your dog is a permanent procedure.
Neutering a dog procedure
Spaying is the procedure in which, a female dog’s ovaries and uterus are removed. However, you should keep in mind that this a serious surgery so you will need to keep your dog in the hospital for a couple of days because vets will complete this procedure by taking the dog under anaesthetic.
Castration or neutering is the process in which a male dog’s sperm the sex hormone testosterone is completely removed. It takes less time & effort compared with the spaying procedure of female dogs.
Neutering dogs is a procedure by which the dog won’t be sexually productive any longer. If you neuter your female dog then she won’t be able to become pregnant, & the male ones will lose the ability to make female dogs pregnant.
What age to desex dogs?
The ideal time is when your dog is between 5 to 9 months of old. However many people from the past used to take their dog for this procedure when their dog became 6 months of age.
When to neuter a male dog
If you have a male dog then you can take him for neutering after he becomes eight weeks of old.
Dog neutering aftercare
When your dog is done with this, you should care about this following issues
- They should have enough time to rest.
- You should provide high-quality food.
- Provide medication that your vet recommends.
Dog after neuter
Sometimes dogs are seen to have less appetite than before. After the procedure, it takes almost 8 to 16 days for the skin to recover completely. So if you see these things happening don’t panic because it’s normal.
Benefits of neutering a dog?
There are many advantages of desexing your dog,
- Desexing dogs tend to live a healthy life
- Dogs are seen to become less aggressive after the desexing procedure.
- Dogs can become pregnant at a young age of many babies, desexing stops from happening that
- Most dogs are tend to show positive behavior changes after the procedure
- Dogs become secure from getting affected by uterine and ovarian cancer and testicular cancer in male dogs.
- Desexing also prevents infection of the uterus area.
Why neuter a dog?
There are endless benefits you & your dog can get after the desexing procedure. Dogs who used to run away, getting involved into a fight with other dogs and were antisocial, become very friendly and charming. Another important thing you need to pay attention is that normaly dogs can get 4-10 puppies per litter, so if you don’t desex your dog then you will have to maintain all these dogs and also carry a huge amount of cost overall.
Robert William was born in Auckland, New Zealand who is a former author of Pets Health Blog.
He has a great experience in blogging for more than three years. Robert is a regular author & member of this Blog who is studying Veterinary Science at Massey University