Someone told me that if I neuter my
2 year old Bassett he will get fat, lazy and it will take the
"spirit" out of him.
Now I'm worried because my
veterinarian says it's the best and most effective way to prevent him from
spritzing all over the house. I guess it's called scent marking.
What should I do?
dog neuter surgery... what is
The dog neuter surgery is the most commonly performed
surgery besides the spay procedure. If there were
adverse effects on the dog or cat, such as unfavorable personality
changes, unavoidable obesity, lethargy or diminished "spirit",
all veterinarians would have a disclaimer that dog owners would need to
sign prior to the surgery. The disclaimer would warn of these ill
effects after the neutering... but they almost never happen so no one has
to sign off on lifelong ill effects.
Benefits include much less, if any, scent
marking, less inclination to run off with a female dog in heat, less
territorial aggression toward other dogs, less chance of prostate
problems, less chance for certain cancers, less chance for perineal
I've never heard a dog owner say they were sorry
the surgery was done; and I have heard many say they wished they had done
it sooner. The usual precautions attendant to a surgery under
general anesthesia are taken even though the surgery is considered rather
minor in technical difficulty.
| Doctor's Notes
All dogs should be kept under control to avoid vigorous activity for
7 to 10 days following a neuter procedure. Be sure to check
the incision daily for any signs of infection, drainage or
Read the instructions!
Most topical products are not
repellants, they kill fleas and ticks on contact with skin oils.
Do not expect these topical medications to keep pets totally free
from fleas and ticks... their job is to kill parasites after the
parasites contact the skin; they are NOT repellants!