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Dog Castration or Neutering is the most effective way to control the population of dogs, and can also offer other benefits such as preventing certain medical issues, as well as behavior issues like aggressive behavior towards other dogs, and people. Most veterinarians can do this procedure quickly and at relatively small cost to the dog owner. Below some of the most commonly asked questions about Dog Castration are answered by Experts.
What are the options when it comes to neutering a male canine?
Typically the main method used by almost all veterinarians is surgical castration. This is a common surgery, and is normally done in one day with a few post op medications, and stitches that do not normally need removed.
What can be done to prevent one male un-neutered dog that is being kept for breeding purposes, from mounting another male neutered dog?
In most cases this could be seen as an attempt to establish dominance, and to get attention both from the other dog and the owner of the dogs. Castration would be the most obvious answer, and also the best answer in order to keep both animals in a happy and healthy environment. However, if this is absolutely not an option, then behavioral training would be in order. Use eye contact when it shows unwanted behavior, then take the animal away firmly, and show it no attention at all. Another tactic could be putting small rocks or coins in a plastic bottle to make a loud rattle, then when unwanted actions arise, throw the bottle near the dog to distract it then call the dog over, when it follows the order then show the animal positive attention, so that it will associate stopping the action with positive attention.
What age is castration advised for a dog that is responding to training and shows no signs of bad habits?
Typically castration should happen around six months of age, in order to prevent bad habits from forming.
What could cause a neutered male to attack a ten month old un-neutered male on several occasions with no apparent cause?
In some cases the older dog could be sensing the younger dog’s sexual maturity, and subsequently feeling threatened. Therefore, the older dog is attempting to establish dominance over the younger dog. Castration of the younger dog could fix this problem, and a muzzle on the aggressive dog could prevent unwanted trips to the vet. Spraying the aggressor with a water pistol could be beneficial; along with rewarding positive actions in order to help to prevent more of this type of negative behavior.
What could cause constipation and skin irritation in a seven year old in a neutered dachshund?
Typically the constipation could be an enlarged prostate, (which is common in this breed). This could be helped by both castration and medication to ease the dog’s pain. As for the hair loss, this could be an allergic reaction to the dog’s food, fleas, or even pollen, and may be stopped by using a hypoallergenic food, along with Benadryl (1mg per pound of the dog every 12 hours).
Dog castration has a long list of pros and cons here are a few of them; Pros: the prevention of unwanted and feral puppies, to reduce genetic diseases, as well as testicular and testosterone caused diseases and disorders. Cons include: weight disorders, loss of breeding value, reduced muscle mass, and increased bone formation during development due to delayed growth plates, laziness, and the price of the veterinary procedure are also factors. The subject of dog castration brings with it questions and who better to inquire into these questions than the Experts.
Recent Castration Questions
Hi, I wondered if you could give me your expert opinion. My
I wondered if you could give me your expert opinion.
My problem is fertility related with my champion male showdog. I did a semen evaluation after a show, without a teaser bitch. The repro vet tech (not vet) said it was normal, healthy and freezable. She said there was some blood in the collection which could mean a 'rusty load' or prostate issues because of his age and that only a vet could determine that. She said he would produce more if there was a female dog on heat to tease him. I knew little about Canine fertility so I decided not to freeze the collection, and try and find a teaser for him.
A month later, I went to another clinic with a female in full heat. I was seen by a repro vet tech (not vet) . The vet tech seemed very knowledgeable. I told him my dogs entire medical history and that he had had RMSF in 2012. The collection came back bad with 95% abnormal things even though the volume and concentration was very high. It was a shock after the previous months collection was good. The repro tech thought maybe the other vet tech didn't have a good a microscope as he did, even though the company was highly recommended. He also said that my dog could have picked up an infection at a show, licking the pee of another dog. The repro vet tech said it could be many things causing the abnormalities, including bacteria or prostate and prescribed/recommended putting him on a supplement that was produced by their office manager for 90 days. He said that the supplement was remarkable and proven. The best on the market. The repro Vet Tech said the supplements would resolve all the issues. 90 days later, the collection was worse, all was abnormal, all proximal droplets and an increase in blood in the collection. What would you recommend and is this the care you would have given? Thank you
I am considering adopting a 10 week old male chihuahua. I
I am considering adopting a 10 week old male chihuahua. I need some veterinary advice before I go through with it as he had a mishap when he was a few weeks old. It is awful; his mother apparently bit off the tip or "sheath" of his penis. I am unsure whether this could lead to future problems or if he will be a normal dog. The breeder who has him up for adoption stated her vet said he will pee normally, though he will look like a girl. She said he is all healed up, there is minor scarring. Should we give this little guy a loving home? Or should we steer clear due to possible medical problems.
Hi, My one year old husky got sprayed by a skunk, and Ive
Hi, My one year old husky got sprayed by a skunk, and Ive tried a baking soda/peroxide and dish liquid mixture to wash him…..seem to be a little bit better. Is there a better solution, given the concern of fully emerging him in water, because he just had laser castration surgery on 6/19/14. Need to get the smell out before sleep time!! Thankyou, Joanne Ponzo
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