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KPmXN8LXHf_zWhnvfIuFMZoefeo Dog Health Pedia: 01/11/12

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Surgical neutering of Your male dog

Surgical neutering of Your male dog
Surgical neutering of the male dog is important in helping the dog owners to control the male dog’s aggressive behavior. Yes.
By doing the surgical neutering, it becomes possible to control the dog’s restlessness, which might have caused so much agony for the owner and hence, neutering corrects such activity to the benefit of the dog owner.
When the dog is in puppy stage, the dog may be subjected to the surgical neutering technique.
Hence, the hormonal impact is highly minimized in such male dogs.
The surgical neutering of the male dog helps to prevent the incidences of prostate gland diseases.
Generally, in case of male dogs, the prostate enlargement is more common. 
In canine patients undergone the surgical neutering, the incidences of such prostate enlargement are totally minimized. 
Sometimes, the adult male dog has more difficulties during  defecation.
However, one has to rule out the feed borne constipation like lack of fibers etc.
before resorting to the fixation of prostate enlargement as a cause for this. 
Constipation is mainly due to the increased size of the prostate gland.
 Neutering makes shrinkage of the prostate gland.
 In surgical neutering, the incision is placed in front of the scrotum and the testicles are removed in a surgical manner using aseptic techniques.
The wound need not be closed except the tying up of the cord after cutting of the testicle.
 However, in two to three days time, as a routine tissue reaction, some swelling may occur in the scrotum.
 However, once you administer the antibiotic that has a broader spectrum of activities, the condition gets recovered in a satisfactory condition.
Septic shock may occur if the surgical site gets infected with some microbial infections and in these cases, the wound needs a thorough dressing procedure and the patient needs to be continuously monitored in a clinical environment.
Take note that local animal organizations perform the surgical neutering when the stray male dogs are captured by them.  

Spaying of the Female dog

Spaying of the female dog is undertaken to control the unwanted pregnancy by crossing of some unknown or country or non-descript dogs.
The spaying of the dog reduces the aggressiveness of the dog.
By spaying, one can reduce the incidences of the commonly encountered reproductive diseases like pyometra.
Spaying also helps to control the population in case of stray animals and many nations are doing these operations by removing the ovaries from the female animals.
 Experienced veterinarians are required to do the spaying in case of female dogs and the postoperative care is to be given more emphasis.
 If proper control measures are not taken after the surgical operation for the removal of ovary, then the infections may start setting in and the animal may end up in development of peritonitis and then toxemia sets in, causing unwanted health problems.
Death of the dog may finally occur, if the dog is not provided an effective and proper veterinary care. 
A female dog that is spayed before the occurrence of first heat will have almost a zero chance of development of mammary cancer, which is more common with the dogs that are not spayed. A female dog generally comes to heat once in eight months or so.
During the heat occurrence, there is bleeding from vagina and the dog may cross with the unwanted male and the spaying activity prevents all these.
 In case of aged dogs, the dog may often get signs of increased thirst, anorexia, vomiting etc.
that are so common with pyometra.
Pyometra means the presence of pus in the uterus.
Once pyometra occurs, it involves many discomforts to the animal in addition to the cost factor involved for the therapy also.
Such pyometra is totally prevented by spaying because in the case of spaying, you are removing both ovaries and the uterus.