What is Neutering?

Neutering refers to the removal of the testicles in the male animal. Testicles are normally located outside the body and thus, the process of neutering or castration becomes easier. It is different from a Vasectomy because both testicles and hormones are removed in the process of castration. Here’s a basic guide explaining the pros and cons of getting your pet neutered, it’s your judgement then, whether or not to make them undergo the process. 

Benefits:

  • Eliminates the occurrence of testicular cancer.
  • Eliminates hormonal aggression.
  • Does not affect the pet’s natural protective instincts.
  • Decreases or eliminates other objectionable actions such as mounting furniture or family members.
  • Makes them cease their hunt for a mate.
  • Eliminates sexual frustration.
  • Finally, it controls the population. There are thousands of abandoned pets on the streets; all of them suffering.

 

 

Risks & Points to Remember:

  • Anesthetics should be carefully chosen; especially if the pet is old.
  • Pets MUST not be allowed to lick their incision lines. An Elizabeth Collar should be used.
  • The best age for castration is just after puberty, i.e. after 1 year of age.
  • All the vaccinations should be given before the surgery.

Why not Neuter?

  • Triples the risk of obesity.
  • Increases the risk of hemangiosarcoma, deadly cancer.
  • Triples the risk of Hypothyroidism.
  • Risks from anaesthesia.
  • Done at wrong age, it poses real threats like Bone Cancer, dysplasia and torn ligaments.

Castration or Neutering is a very delicate process. With technological advancements, it is not at all complicated; but at the same time, pet parents should be highly careful.

Take into factor each and every factor pertaining to the subject matter and then take your call, because it is ultimately for your baby who can barely have opinions for their own selves, please be careful enough. 

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