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! ;)
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 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.
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.
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!
You probably won't even notice a slight amendment after neutering your dog.