A Guide To Neutering Male Dogs

A Guide To Neutering Male Dogs

This video talks about the option of neutering or castrating male dogs, what the procedure is all about, and its benefits. If you don't want your pet to be a stud dog, then here's an informational video for you.

A guide to neutering male dogs or castration as its proper name is. This is the surgical removal of a dog's testicles under general anesthetic. It is an absolutely fantastic thing to do, well worthwhile, the benefits from castrating a dog are huge because it's very rarer that you'll ever want to use your dog as a stud dog unless you're a commercial breeder.

The benefits, of course, include reducing the number of unwanted puppies. It tends to reduce any aggression that a dog may have to other dogs, particularly male dogs. There are medical benefits that they're not going to get testicular cancer.

It will reduce the chances of getting prostatic cancer or prostatic disease and other conditions such as a perennial hernia where actually the muscles that the dogs rump become weak and parts of the intestine can poke out. And also, other tumors can be reduced. It can reduce their urge to go and search for a female in season which can get them involved in a road traffic accident or even going missing all together and it can also help with that really antisocial behaviour, that sort of activity where they're trying to mount your leg.

So, it's really really good. But the one thing it doesn't do, it doesn't calm a dog down. That's a complete myth and if you're wanting to have your dog castrated to reduce that boisterous behaviour, that won't happen.

That needs really good training. But one thing that can happen is their metabolic rate can go down and they can put a bit of weight on. But that's really easily compensated by just reducing the amount that they're being fed and ideally a diet that has specifically designed balance for neutered dogs.