Should I Fix My Male Dog?

My dog is 7 months old. I am concerned about health issues next to castration. Does the dog lose energy? More prone to health issues? I'm a jogger and a mountain biker and want the dog to keep up near me.

Will this change for the positive or the negative?
i used to think for the negative and think why get hold of it done unless it's a last resort but i am going to neuter my sibe when he turns 6 months, i have be around fixed male dogs and it's a pleasure, they dont want to hump everything in site, they run off because they can smell a ** within heat and they get along with other manly dogs, if your unsure about it changing him why not catch the injection for 3 months which lowers testosterone and you will see a great difference in him, and of course he will do all the things he loved formerly like hiking with you, and why not talk to your vet just about the health issues a male dog can have whether not fixed like testicular cancer for one...dont know them all

hopes this helps and well-mannered luck with your decision! ;)
Your choice. You will be told to spay around here (or the majority will tell you this). However, for me, I'd suggest you wait until he's over a year whether you decide to go ahead with this. Yes castration will prevent testicular cancer, palpably, but as is the case with a female, and mammary cancer, there's no decision that a dog will get testicular cancer - none of mine ever have! The only decision with castration is he won't be able to sire puppies. I have found that males I've have to castrate (because of prostate problems) have become 'soft'. They have lost their fire. That may have be down to the individual dog, and my breed, I'm not sure. I have noticed that their coats hold gone heavier (like a spayed female), but again, that also may be down to breed. I believe that working dogs are usually castrated however, so it could be that they will be a better companion, focusing on you and not with their mind on a endorsement female? However, by no means all males (dogs eh) individual think about sex!! I haven't seen any drop surrounded by energy per se. I had a friend who had her's castrated, and put every point that was wrong with him afterwards, down to having him done! Hormones do play a big quantity in the make up of any living being, so who know.

It really is down to the individual's choice and I advise you to read up on the pros and cons, discuss it with your vet (but be prepared for him to recommend it - he's in the commerce to make money as well as care, hopefully, for animals)

In satchel it's not obvious, I am in favour of spaying a feminine, but have to be persuaded castration is automatically necessary for every masculine.

Edit - I don't think there is any cause for calling the individual asking this question 'irresponsible'. He's trying to make up his mind, and I commend him for that!!
There are both pros and cons to castration. I feel that if you can do paperwork your dog well, then you should wait to castrate till they are at lowest 18 months old. Especially in large breeds where on earth the hormones tell the growth plates when to stop growing.

There are some great articles on this and i will site one.

You are wise to question this and to research it.

PS. my dog is going to 2 subsequent month and is in tact. We go to the dog park, and he gets on capably with other dogs. He likes people and when our neighbour's feminine is in heat (which is twice a year) she lets us know and keep her in or in a 8foot run for potty time. We only permit him out with us for about ten days and then still hold an eye on him till she is out. He does like the ladydogs, and if they are not in season, he leaves them alone express, as they let him know that they are not interested.
Male intact dogs are not impossible to manage.

Also, the chance of bone cancer goes higher with neuter dogs than the chance of testicular cancer is with intact dogs.
If you do not plan on using him as a stud, by all means hold him neutered. If you are planing to stud him out, just make certain you have him neutered by the time he is 5 years old.

Yes, unneutered mannish dogs are prone to health issues. My lab/sheperd mix died because to testicular cancer because my backwoods a**hole vet told me there was no point to have him fixed.
Answers:    You should be more worried about form issues if the dog isn't neutered. I dog without testicles can't grasp testicular cancer. Neutering will not change his energy level.
You have to be kid? Get the dog neutered, of course, unless, you want to take the haphazard of testicular cancer. Do you want to take your dog with you, and have him sniff out a womanly in heat? Do you want to take the arbitrary of your dog breeding and adding to the millions of dogs being put to sleep, each year, because of unresponsible dog owners, approaching yourself?
Neutering your dog is the best entity you can do for him. He will live longer and be less aggressive. He will be less likely to filch off and less likely to engrave. And you won't be producing unwanted offspring by accident ever!
The procedure isn't nearly as invasive for a male. It's in recent times a quick snip and recovery time is minimal. The benefits far out weight the negative. I wouldn't worry about loss of vitality.
Your dog will be so much more thriving if you fix him. I have spayed dogs, and they have merely as much, or more, energy as an intact dog. Some dogs may be more prone to gain weight after a spay/neuter, but as long as your dog is fed right and exercised, you won't make out a weight gain at all.

You probably won't even notice a slight amendment after neutering your dog.
Get him fixed...trust me is doesnt change anything in the order of their behavior. you will have less health problems whether he is fixed!
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