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When to Neuter Dog?

(May 13, 2010)

When to neuter a dog is a common question most dog owners would like to know about. It is considered safe to neuter a male dog as early as around 7 to 8 weeks. Even though some people think it is probably even safer to wait till the puppy is around 6 to 7 months to actually neuter the dog. Neutering a male dog is probably less tedious and involves fewer concerns as compared to female dog spaying. This is primarily so, due the fact that the body parts of the male dog that need to be neutered being right under the surface of the skin unlike the female dogs where it is inside the dog’s abdomen. Neutering dogs pros are numerous. Chief among these are reducing or eliminating the possibility of any unwanted pregnancies occurring. A male dog as young as 6 months can impregnate a female dog, hence for this reason alone it is a safe option if one does not plan on breeding. Also neutering a dog will prevent the possibilities of roaming in the male as well as reducing the aggressive behavior that is related with hormones. When one neuters their dog they also help in lowering the aggression that is normally testosterone related. This also does help to lower the dog’s risk of suffering from an enlarged prostrate in its later years. Dog care after neutering involves keeping the dog as calm as possible and keep it from interfering with the incisions. This can be achieved by making use of an Elizabethan collar.

How to neuter dog is best described by two basic methods. These are surgically and also by giving an injection which is made up of Neutersol. The process for the surgical procedure is to first start off by placing the pup or the dog under general anesthesia. During this process the puppy’s heart beat is monitored along with its blood pressure and its breathing. Then the vet will proceed to place the puppy on its back to carry out the procedure. The vet will wipe the area of the scrotum with some surgical scrub and then will proceed to make an incision near the testicles. The vet will then remove the testicles. The surgery will be wrapped up with some stitches or surgical glue to close the wound. The other neutering injection will administered to the dog when it is in between 3 months of age to 10 months of age. 

Submitted by N M on May 13, 2010 at 06:37


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