by RubaDub 2 Replies latest social family

  • RubaDub

    So as not to hijack the "male dog gets nueticles" thread, I have always wondered why vets simply don't give male dogs vascetamies like male humans.

    I mean, they don't cut a guys balls off so why do they cut them off of a dog or cat? That way, they could still retain their normal pleasures but not have puppies/kittens.

    Would this be a good Question From Readers topic ?

    Rub a Dub

  • james_woods

    I believe that part of the dog-neutering purpose is to modify behavior.

    A vasectomy does not stop the production of male hormones - a "vasectomy" on a dog would leave them with the same agressive male behavior.

  • palmtree67

    James is right. And it's more than just curbing aggressive behaviour.

    My dog was rescued from an abusive home when he was 5 yrs old and was never neutered. We adopted him and now he is about 6 1/2 yrs old.

    When I took him to the vet after we got him, I asked about neutering and the vet said it wouldn't help much, since he was older and his personality is pretty much set now.

    He isn't aggressive, but neither is he cuddly. He mostly just likes to be left alone. He tolerates my giving him affection, but he rarely wants attention or affection from us. He is often defiant. We call him and he ignores. We give him food and if he wants something different, he will just refuse to eat it.

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