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Questions about Neutering Dogs

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 spaying. 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 behavior problem that can be handled with training.

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 bleeding 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.

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