One of the most important decision’s a dog owner can make, is that of neutering their dog. Neuter is a safe and effective procedure. It not only helps reduce the pet over-population and prevent unwanted litters but may also benefit your pet directly by helping avoid medical and behavioral problems down the road.
What is a Neuter?
A neuter, otherwise known as a castration, is the removal of the testicles.
Is it painful?
We take every precaution to ensure the best possible care for your dog. But it’s important to remember that all surgeries are painful. Village Veterinary Hospital provides your pet with pre-surgical pain relief medications as well as “go home” pain medication.
When should I neuter my dog?
You should neuter your dog before six months of age. But it is never too late to have this procedure done.
What are the benefits to the dog?
Neutering nearly eliminates the risk of perineal hernias and penile tumors. A neutered dog will not be susceptible to testicular cancer and can help decrease the chance for prostate cancer. Also a neutered dog will not be as inclined to wander the streets.
Benefits to the owner?
Neutered males will show a drastic decrease in the desire to “mark their territory”. Neutered males also seem to be less aggressive.
Did you know?
That more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters. These are not just animals found on “the streets” but often are family pet’s offspring and purebreds. Animals that have got out that one time and the litter was not intentional, but efforts to find good homes failed.
Village Veterinary Hospital offers a Laser Surgery for this procedure as well. Please read more about this latest technology in the Laser Therapy topics of interest page.
Neutering dogs is a very common procedure, done everyday in most veterinary practices. Our Doctors and Technician will answer any further questions you may have and set up an appointment for you today. Please contact our office at 505-869-2627.