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Castration

There are many different benefits to neutering your pet, but all the aspects must be considered before making a decision.

FEMALES – What is the sterilization of female dogs?
The sterilization procedure (actually castration) involves the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus. The operation is performed by a veterinarian. Sterilization makes the bitch incapable of reproduction and does not go through heat.

Why should female dogs be sterilized?

  • In the case of bitches after sterilization and removal of reproductive organs, the risk of milk bar tumors decreases to 5%, while in the case of non-sterilized bitches the risk is 85%.
  • It prevents unwanted litters and the multiplication of homelessness.

When should the femalesterilize?

  • The risk of cancer is virtually zero if the procedure is performed before the first heat.
  • However, it is important that bitches are not sterilized at a too young age, i.e. under 6 months of age, as emotional development continues in such a dog.
  • The optimal age is at least 6-8 months of age. The sterilization procedure should be performed at least 2 months after the end of the heat, but a month before the next expected one.

!! ATTENTION!!

Every dog ​​is different and develops differently. The sterilization procedure of the bitch should be carefully discussed with the veterinarian, and the necessary tests should be performed before the procedure.

MALES- What is castration of male dogs?
Castration is a surgical procedure that makes an animal irreversibly sterile by removing the testicles and epididymides. After surgery, dogs are no longer able to produce sperm, which means they are unable to reproduce. The procedure is performed by a veterinarian.

Why should male dogs be neutered?

  • Limits the possibility of the dog escaping.
    It can reduce aggression and get into conflicts with other dogs.
  • May discourage other males from marking territory.
  • Limits the tendency to run away.
  • It prevents the fertilization of the bitch and the multiplication of homelessness.
  • Health considerations (above all, as in bitches) – reduces problems with prostate hypertrophy to 0 (which is a problem affecting about 80% of older non-castrated dogs), and allows to avoid testicular cancer.
  • When should you perform castration?
  • We castrate dogs around 8-12 months of age.

!! ATTENTION!!

Every dog ​​is different and develops differently. The treatment of your dog’s castration should be carefully discussed with your veterinarian, and the necessary tests should be performed before the procedure.

author: 
Izabela Tomczak-Zabrocka
Gdańska Całodobowa Lecznica Weterynaryjna Zwierzyniec