Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Dachshund - 4 Reasons Why You Should Consider It

  • 26/01/2014

Many pet owners have misconceptions about what will happen if they spay or neuter their pet. They feel this will change the personality or somehow damage their pet, by taking this responsible step.

Most of these emotions come from the fact that we wouldn't have this done to ourselves or our children. But for your pet, this could be one of the best things you can do to keep them healthy.

Here are 4 reasons that might help you decide to perform this surgery on your Dachshund.

Reason 1

Your pets' personality won't change.

Despite what you may have heard, your dog or cat won't change the way they act or who they are.

Your male dog will continue to be a good guard dog, he will still bark at strangers and try to protect you or your children.

Your dog will not be sad and depressed because they no longer have the ability to reproduce.

Your pet will not become weak or less active, this procedure won't change their physical abilities.

Reason 2

Your female dog will be healthier.

I had a Golden Retriever named Alex, who was never spayed. When she was 11 years old she developed breast cancer and passed away a few months later. The Vet said that spaying her would have lowered the possibility of her getting this disease.

Reason 3

You Will Help Keep The Animal Population Under Control.

No matter how hard we try to keep our pets under control and in our own yards, some of our neighbors don't. This often results in dogs or cats running free and continually producing babies.

Reason 4

Your pet won't become fat or lazy.

This won't happen if you don't over feed your dog and if you give them good quality food. You also need to continue to take your Dachshund for a daily walk. Exercise is one of the things that will help keep the weight off of your dog, whether they are spayed or neutered. Most of the weight gain for a dog is because of the way the owner feeds them, not because they had surgery.

As the owner of a pet, you have the responsibility to keep that pet healthy and do what you can to make their life as good as it can be. Spaying or neutering is one of those things that you, as an owner, can do to promote the health of your pet and benefit society by controlling animal overpopulation. Your Dachshund will not change the way it acts, will not change its' personality and will not blow up like a balloon by gaining tons of weight. Do the right thing for yourself and your pet, spay or neuter them.

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