Monday, April 2, 2007

 

Neutering

Neutering is basically removing the sex glands... it does involve anaesthesia, but is a relatively simple procedure... and has been done countless times.

If you are not going to breed from your dog, then most doggy people advise neutering.

Some males are problems in that they can be inclined to roam looking for bitches, and in other cases, it is recommended when dogs are overly dominant, or when they try to mount anything and anybody in sight!

With bitches, if you are not going to breed - and we all know how many poor unwanted dogs there are in shelters - having your pet spayed takes away the risk of an unwanted pregnancy. Don't let the fear of your female putting on weight put you off spaying... just keep your pet active.

Think of Agility or Flyball as a new interest for them. Heelwork to music, mentioned on the flyball and agility websites, could be an idea too - and we have links to a brilliant Agility Equipment supplier on the agility website! Plenty of walks and games are a good idea... and, if you haven't got the time for enough exercise, how about employing a professional dog walker?

Have a talk to your vet about the best time to get your pet neutered... they will give you all the information and reassurances you will require.

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