Spaying and neutering
Spaying and neutering of dogs are highly
wanted if you don’t want to breed the dogs and however, these
activities need to be carried out by qualified veterinarians
specialized in pet care and management. Anesthesia is required
along with due surgical procedures for carrying out the spaying
One has to understand first the terms like spaying or
neutering. Both are related to the surgical approaches of
sterilization in case of females and males respectively.
However, the term neutering is also related to such procedures
in both sexes. Accidental pregnancies that are not wanted
can be highly minimized by these procedures.
Spaying and neutering helps to prevent occurrence of
pyometra, which is a common reproductive disorder-giving
problem to the dog owners. In male dogs, the neutering
helps to prevent the occurrence of prostate enlargement or
cancer. Hence, these help to minimize the incidences of
reproductive disorders in dogs.
By these spaying and neutering, the male dog’s desire
in search of female dog in heat is highly minimized and hence,
wandering of male dog is reduced. The animal becomes calm also
by these surgical remedies. Territorial behavior of these
animals is also highly minimized by these in case of male
Spaying of your dog before the occurrence of first
heat is the best one to avoid the incidence of breast cancer.
If the dog is spayed after the first heat, the chances of
occurrence of breast cancer in them is more and has been proved
by research. Younger group of dogs need to be subjected to
these operations to avoid complications in future.
Many veterinarians prefer the spaying and neutering of
dogs only at the age of five to six years. However, these can
be performed even at the age of three to five years.
Postoperative care needs to be followed meticulously to avoid
the occurrence of infections by microbial organisms.