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how can i calm my intact male dog down, when a unfixed female

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how can i calm my intact male dog down, when a unfixed female dog is in there area
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Erica replied 6 years ago.
This is nature and there isn't going to be anything to do to settle his hormones except have him neutered. Being neutered will not change his personality but it will calm him down around female dogs because it will take away the sexual urge. It also has health benefits in that dogs are prone to prostate problems and tumors in their testicles when they are not neutered. It is very frustrating for him to have sexual urges but not be able to act on them so it is humane to have him neutered so he doesn't have to live his life in a frustrated state. If you were planning on breeding him then all you can do is try to keep him away from intact females but a male dog can sense one from miles away. You can try using an over the counter herbal remedy that is sold in pet stores and acts to calm the dog. It may help but it will not eliminate the bahavoir. The only sure solution is neutering. Just be careful he doesn't run off because this is common in uneutered males- they take off and disappear on their search for a female.
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