Is Neutering Really Important

  • 25/01/2016

Many people hesitate to neuter their pets, thinking that the process is painful for the pet and avoiding its benefits. The process of neutering involves the removal of the male testicles in a surgical manner, while the pet is operated on under anesthesia.

While, neutering is the surgical process involved with male dogs for the removal of their testicles, a similar process involving the removal of reproductive organs of a female dog is called as spaying. However, there are various benefits of this treatment to you, your dog and the community, which are listed below.

Benefits for the dog

· The process of neutering offers a longer and a healthier life for the dog.

· It helps in the reduction or the elimination of the health problems related to a dog, which can be either expensive or difficult to be treated.

· It helps in reducing the risks of prostate disease and the elimination of the cause of testicular cancer.

Benefits for you

· The process of neutering transforms your dog into an affectionate and a better companion.

· Dogs that are not neutered are more likely to have problems related to behavior and temperament.

· This also helps you make your dog more friendly and less apt to bite.

· With the removal of testicles, your dog is less prone to be looking for female dogs and to get into unnecessary fights with other males.

Benefits for the community

· Communities are spending a large amounts of money to get rid of unwanted dogs..

· Irresponsible breeding is the main cause of many dog attacks and vicious dog bites. Neutering allows the removal of reproductive organs, thus the breeding can be controlled.

· Animal shelters are already overburdened. So, a control over the population of dogs is necessary.

· There are many problems related to homeless and stray dogs in society. They get inside the trash containers, defecate on public or private properties. They are also involved in frightening or biting people. These factors can be controlled by practicing neutering with male dogs.

So as you can see the process of neutering a dog provides several benefits to society. This process is also beneficial for the owner of the dog and the pet himself by leading a healthy, long life. I hope this information was enough to convince you to neuter your dog.

Wayne Booth is owner of Canine Behavior Specialists, in Nashville, TN where he helps people train their dogs and solve behavior problems. Wayne has been teaching people how to become Professional Dog Trainers since 1990 and he is the Training Director of the Canine Behavior Specialists Network,

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