Surgical castration is not an easy decision
Research has shown a growing change in the attitude of pet owners towards permanent castration. The permanency of surgery has been cited as the reason why 67% of owners with entire male dogs have not yet opted for the procedure
of pet owners are concerned or very concerned that neutering could be harmful for their dog
Here are many reasons why you may choose to castrate your dog:
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Castration prevents unwanted or unplanned litters, therefore helps to reduce the burden on rehoming and rescue centres.
Entire male dogs tend to urine mark more frequently to mark out their territory. Sometimes this can lead to inappropriate urination inside the home.
Unneutered male dogs are more likely to roam in search of a mate and can exhibit unwanted sexual behaviours due to frustration.
TESTOSTERONE RELATED DISEASE
Castration significantly reduces the chance of many prostatic diseases and reduces the risk of some cancers.
UNWANTED SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
Castration may help in the management of some cases of unwanted social behaviours. Always discuss your dog' s behaviour with a veterinary professional.
Hold on before cracking nuts !
THERE IS A REVERSIBLE, ALTERNATIVE TO SURGICAL CASTRATION
SPEAK TO YOUR VET TO DISCUSS THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG
References: 1. Mo Gannon & Associates (2017). Do you think neutering is harmful for dogs?. MG&A. 2. Harris interactive. Understanding the usages & attitudes around cats & dogs sterilization and evaluating the potential of Suprelorin. (2017).