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MYTHS ABOUT NEUTERING

There are many Myths about canine reproductive needs. The most common ones being that neutering a male turns him into a sissy and spaying causes a female to become fat and to lament her lost capacity.


MY PET'S PERSONALITY WILL CHANGE


Females tend to be better pets if they do not experience oestrus every 6-9 month's. Heat cycles bring hormonal changes that can lead to personality changes. Some bitches experience false pregnancies that can be a bother to deal with and uterine infections that can be fatal. Any slight changes will be positive. Regardless of the age when spayed or neutered, your pet will remain a caring, loving and protective companion.

 

MY PET WILL GET FAT AND LAZY

Dogs and bitches do not get fat simply as a result of sterilization surgery. Like other mammals, they gain weight if they eat too much and exercise too little or are genetically programmed to be hefty. Weight gain that seems to follow spay or neuter surgery is most likely a result of continuing to feed a high energy diet to a dog that is reducing his need for energy as he reaches his adult size. Excess energy in the food becomes excess fat on the body. Neutering is good for your pet, since sterilized pets tend to live an average of 2 to 3 years longer than unsterilized pets.




DOGS SHOULD AT LEAST ONCE EXPERIENCE PUPPIES OF THEIR OWN


As far as we know, dogs do not lament their lost capability to reproduce. They are a different species than ours; they reproduce to ensure survival of their kind, not to nurture a pup for 18 years, watch it go off to college, marry, establish a career, and produce grandchildren. Bitches nurse their pups for a few weeks, teach them to behave like dogs, and go on. Males know nothing of fatherhood; they do not recognize pups as their own.




STERILIZATION IS A DANGEROUS AND PAINFUL SURGERY FOR MY PET


Spaying and neutering are the most common surgeries performed on animals. With a minimal amount of home care, your pet will resume normal behaviour in a couple of days.