Castration male

You wonder why your dog suddenly doesn't behave so well anymore? If your dog is not castrated and a female in heat is nearby, it could be because of that. This can even be dangerous if he suddenly runs away just to run after a female dog.

Today we would like to show you the advantages and disadvantages of castration in male dogs in order to show you that castration can have both advantages and disadvantages. Of course, an operation should never be taken lightly, so you should have a clarifying conversation with your vet beforehand. Nowadays castration of male dogs is a routine operation, so you have nothing to fear. However, every operation has its risks.

In the following we would like to introduce some negative as well as positive (possible) effects of castration of male dogs. Of course, this does not mean that they will inevitably occur. Each dog is different and reacts differently to castration.

                               Advantages

                            Disadvantages

The sex drive is stopped.

Increased appetite due to the elimination of sex hormones.

A greater balance.

General surgical risk due to invasive surgery.

Lower risk of testicular and prostate cancer.

Possible change of the coat structure.

Improved concentration.

Changes in metabolism (it slows down).

No need to mark.

There may be behavioural changes.

As you can see there are both advantages and disadvantages of castrating your male dog.

You have to decide which of these arguments will prevail for you, because you know your dog best.

The safest way is to clarify your questions and uncertainties about this subject with your veterinarian to see if castration would be useful for your dog or if you can find alternatives to "classic" castration.

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