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    Dog Castration Infomation

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Dog Castration: When and Why Should We Need It?

    Many questions about dog castration arise that should be answered. When should neutering be done, is there any need to do the surgery at all?



    When Should A Dog Be Castrated?

    Dog Castration can be carried out at four different ages:
    •    The early neutering happens between  6 - 12 weeks old animals,
    •    Before the dog gets sexually mature -between 4 - 6 months,
    •    After maturing castration between- 9 - 12 months
    •    Old age castration - carried out by a veterinarian and only on sick animals.

    Not only does neutering or spaying mean that there is no chance of any unwanted puppies, dog castration also has significant health benefits for both sexes.

    Female Dog Castration

    The time for female dog castration (spraying) surgery depends on many things:
    •    The earlier the dog is sterilized, the less the risk of formation is.
    •    If the surgery is carried out before her first heat, the risk of breast cancer is of 0.5%
    •    After the second heat the risk to develop the disease is the same as in the case of non-spayed females namely - 26%
    •    If the dog is sterilized before the first heat, the cyst, hyperplasia, and cancer risk is minimised.

    Male Dog Castration

    The data of male dog castration (neutering) is also very important:
    •    If the male dog is neutered before his maturity, the risk of prostate, orchitis and other disease is significantly reduced
    •    If the surgery is carried out before reaching sexual maturity however, it may negatively affect his body development.

    The dog’s unpredictable, aggressive, dominant behavior does not only depend on neutering but many other factors can affect it. Dog Castration – especially on males – can significantly reduce the general, but particularly the sexually dominant manifestations.

    Today, neutering is a very important and simple part of a dog owner’s life. There are some ethical issues that arise out of dog castration but many owners view spaying or neutering as essential both for health reasons and to stop unwanted pregnancy.

    Find out more about the general health and wellbeing of your dog.

    Dog castration: When and Why ShouldWe Need It?

     

    Many questions about dog castration arise that shouldbe answered. When should neutering be done, is there any need to do the surgeryat all?

     

    When should a dog be castrated?

     

    Castration canbe carried out at four different ages:

    ·       The early neutering happensbetween  6 - 12 weeks old animals,

    ·       Before the dog gets sexually mature-between 4 - 6 months,

    ·       After maturing castration between-9 - 12 months

    ·       Old age castration - carriedout by a veterinarian and only on sick animals.

     

    Not only doesneutering or spaying mean that there is no chance of any unwanted puppies, dogcastration also has significant health benefits for both sexes.

     

    Female dog castration

     

    The time for femaledog castration (spaying) surgery depends on many things:

    ·       The earlier the dog issterilized, the less the risk of formation is.

    ·       If the surgery is carried outbefore her first heat, the risk of breast cancer is of 0.5%

    ·       After the second heat the riskto develop the disease is the same as in the case of non-spayed females namely- 26%

    ·       If the dog is sterilized beforethe first heat, the cyst, hyperplasia, and cancer risk is minimised.

     

    Male dog castration

     

    The data ofmale dog castration is also very important:

    ·       If the male dog is neutered beforehis maturity, the risk of prostate, orchitis and other disease is significantlyreduced

    ·       If the surgery is carried outbefore reaching sexual maturity however, it may negatively affect his bodydevelopment.

     

    The dog’s unpredictable, aggressive,dominant behavior does not only depend on neutering but many other factors can affectit. Dog Castration – especially on males – can significantly reduce thegeneral, but particularly the sexually dominant manifestations.

     

    Today, neuteringis a very important and simple part of a dog owner’s life. There are someethical issues that arise out of dog castration but many owners view spaying orneutering as essential both for health reasons and to stop unwanted pregnancy.

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