NEUTERING OR SPAYING A DOG: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
Neutering or spaying a dog can be beneficial for both emotional and physical animal’s condition. There are more reasonings in favor of carrying out this practise than against, if done in the corresponding age.
The recommended age for practicing this procedure vary between 6 and 9 months of age. Even though this surgical procedure is quite simple, as older the dog gets, as complicate the procedure might come up.
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Neutering/spaying is beneficial as to avoid a serious health condition like testicle cancer in males. Furthermore, if it does not protect 100% of testicle cancer, but reduces the risk of suffering that condition. When it comes to females, the risk of suffering mammary tumors disappears totally.
On one hand, the fact of suffering less illnesses and infections comes hand in hand with less expenses in the vet among other benefits.
On the other hand, It is a must talking about the behaving benefits of neutering/spaying a pet:
One of the most remarkable advantages is that the animal is less aggressive, this makes males being more sociable because they do not have to compete with each other.
On the same line, as the testorone decreased, they will only urinate because of the physical needs. They will not urinate in order to mark territory.
Another point in favor, it is that this surgical procedure decreases the sexual appetite. That will mean that your pooch does not get lost that easily.
Even though that neutering/spaying your pet has more point in favor than against. It is an obey to know the downsides of this practice.
- A neutered dog has a higher risk of developing hyperthyroidism.
- His appetite increases and may be more prone to obesity.
- The dog is predisposed to develop two types of cancer: osteosarcoma and hemangiosarcoma.