Neutering male dog is nothing but removing the testicles of male dog through surgical method. Some of the pet owners believe that dog neutering is making their“macho” dog into “wimp”. But there are numerous advantages of doing neutering your dog.
A number of health advantages can be put forward for having your dog neutered. Castration reduces the incidence of:
- Testicular Tumors, relatively common in the older unneutered male dog.
- Anal Adenomas, tumors that appear around the anus, often causing severe irritation, bleeding, and sometimes problems with defecation.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, enlargement of the prostate gland due to the effect of testosterone, the male sex hormone. The prostate gland sits at the neck of the bladder and lies just below the rectum. The condition can therefore cause problems with urination and normal defecation.
As regards the actual surgery, age makes no difference. However, if you do not intend to use him for breeding, early neutering of dog can be a good idea, as he is less likely to learn hormonally induced, undesirable behavioral patterns, which can be difficult to correct in an older dog. But actually most of the dogs will be neutered at the age of six months.