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What is neutering in dogs?
The term neutered is used for male animals, the process of neutering is where an animal’s reproductive organ is removed, and the animal is no longer able to reproduce. However, for females the terms are
. However, some individuals frown upon neutering their dogs, many humane societies; animal shelters and rescues will often try to persuade pet owners to have their animals neutered because of the wide span of unwanted animals. Many individual will argue the pros and cons of neutering dogs. Some advantages of neutering dogs include: reducing mounting, urine spraying, aggression, ovarian cancer and testicular cancer. However, some disadvantages include: anesthetic and surgical complications, infection, obesity, cancers such as hemangiosarcoma, and hair loss. Read below where Experts have answered many pet owners’ questions regarding neutering in dogs.
Can neutering stop a dog from humping, jumping and aggression?
When you have an aggressive dog you can have it neutered, this can help with the aggression that the dog has been showing. Neutering can also help with humping since this act is done to show dominance. Now as for the jumping most likely this is not related to neutering. This sounds more as a
problem that can be handled with
What can I do if my dog just got neutered and tore out the staples
Probably the best thing to do is to go back to the vet and have staples put back in, or ask the vet if it would be better to put stitches in instead of staples. You might also want to buy a no bite collar so that the dog cannot bite at the staples or stitches again. There is one other thing you can do as long as the dog does not lick or bite at the open wound, you may be able to leave it open. The wound should heal on its own it may take longer than if it was closed.
What can be done if a dogs neutering incision is coming open?
This incision should be a small opening, so if there is no oozing or
then the incision should heal on its own. You may want to apply Neosporin to the incision about 3 to 4 times a day. Also you may need to buy a no bite collar so that your dog cannot lick the incision or bite at it. Now if your dog’s incision is swollen or giving off a discharge then you may want to take the dog to the Vet very soon.
My neutered dog is bleeding from his penis is it possible that he got stuck with my female dog?
In many situations, this may be considered normal for neutered dogs to have so much testosterone resulting from the adrenal glands that will cause urges to mount female dogs. When mounting is done after a male dog has been neutered, often this can cause the penis to scrape and will cause bleeding. If the bleeding continues, vets may have to burn the area. Often, if the penis is scraped, this sore will heal with no treatment. However, if the bleeding continues, the pet owner should have the dog seen by their local vet to see if this treatment needs to be done, or if the scrape will heal with at home treatment.
When neutering your dog there can be many questions and concerns. Deciding on whether your dog should be neutered or not can be a difficult call to take. There can be any risks during this procedure that can be very scary. Just as there are risks, there are advantages to getting a dog neutered. For more information on neutering a dog you can ask a dog veterinarian.
Recent Neutering Questions
Dr Peter - SO glad to see you online. I have made the
Hi Dr Peter - SO glad to see you online. I have made the appt for Ivan to be sedated to have his crazy nails cut down. His usual primary Vet is a bit of a problem for me. It is a large practice - with at least 5 doctors there . . . and very disorganized.
I really like the Dr both dogs see the most (as i request her) but if she wasn't almost as fabulous as you - we would be out of there. Soooooooo - with all of this said - they are treating this as a "regular" surgery. They want him dropped off at 7 AM (which
is the appointed time for all surgeries) - and they will notify me when it is done. Ivan has only ever had neutering surgery - and he was young and not as anxious. Am I within my rights to request it done another way? I prefer not to just dump him off there
knowing how scared he is going to be for merely a nail cutting. Any suggestions?
My puppy is 7 1/2 months old and weighs 12.5 lbs. Two
Hello, My puppy is 7 1/2 months old and weighs 12.5 lbs. Two days ago, in the morning my puppy threw up. His vomit on the floor looked like bile, but he threw some up on his pee pad, which looked thicker. This could be from the absorbent pad though.. After
he threw up he seemed a bit sleepy, but was still willing to get up, run around and play. That night he looked as though he was trying to mate with his bed. This went on for about 45 minutes... when he settled down, he was panting. I also noticed his eye whites,
tongue, gums, skin, paw pads and ears were all a few shades darker than usual. A bright pink, almost redish pink. The pink went back to normal after a few hours and remained the same throughout the day yesterday. Last night at about the same time, he started
to do mating actions with his bed again. This did not go on for as long as the day before. I noticed he was starting to get a little pink again, but just barely. Someone in my household put rat poison outside on Monday night. Since Monday, when the rat poison
was put out, Mason only walked on the grass once on a leash, which was Tuesday morning , right before he threw up... He walked a few feet in it before going pee. He puts his nose in the grass to sniff though, so it is possible that he picked up some stool
from the poisoned rodent.. and that could have had some poison in it. Do you think this likely happened? Could the pinker gums be from hormones when he tries to mate with his bed? He is not neutered. Or do you think it is from something else, like poisoned
rat poop or a toxic plant from outside? I did not see him eat any poop, but he could have from the grass because they are so small. He has been going to the bathroom normally.
I have a 9 year old, male miniature pinscher
.I have a 9 year old, male miniature pinscher named Coco and we brought him to the Vet 2 days after he stopped eating. We tried to feed him his usual dry food then switched to soft/canned/aromatic food. He would just smell it, have a little bit and chew funny (exaggerated as if he was chewing on something tough). His blood test results showed elevated WBC and Neutrophils (51.66 and 47.10 respectively). We had him confined so he can be given IV drip (for dehydration and anti-biotics). Two days later he had another blood test and WBC rose to 74.64, while Neut rose to 62.94. The vet was so alarmed and gave him a higher dose of anti-biotics. Meanwhile, i would visit him daily and he would be less lethargic whenever i am around. He started eating dry food on the 3rd or 4th day. He is fed 3x a day, still very thin but very active already. 2 more blood tests were given and his WBC still rising...He will be discharged today but not sure if he will recover at home.WHAT DO WE
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