How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Jess K Your Own Question
Jess K
Jess K, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1295
Experience:  Licensed Veterinarian
89827615
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Jess K is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

If a Rottweiler is neutered will there be an inures in

Customer Question

if a Rottweiler is neutered will there be an inures in appetite My husband says that is why we should not get dog neutered
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i meant increase in appetite
Expert:  Jess K replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. One of the side effects we sometimes see in spayed and neutered pets is the possibility of weight gain. This is a result of hormonal changes in the pets after the testicles are removed. That being said, if you practice portion control in your dog, this can be avoided, and the health benefits of neutering (decreased risk of wandering/roaming, decreased chance of prostatic infection, elimination of testicular cancer) outweigh the negatives. Here is an article with info on this:

http://www.petmd.com/blogs/fullyvetted/2013/sept/does-spay-neuter-cause-weight-gain-cats-dogs-30922