What is Neutering in dogs?
Neutering is a type of surgery performed both in the female and male dogs. For the male dogs the vets remove their sexual organs, so that they do not become father to various puppies, by removing their testicles through incision. This is usually done to aggressive dogs and can be done after 8 weeks of the birth of the dog. This is usually to prevent the overpopulation of the dogs. For the female dogs the vets perform the surgery to block their genitals. This makes the female dogs to live a healthier life.
Can I feed my dog after being neutered?
Yes! dogs should be given half of the water and food, that was usually given to them after their surgery. The anesthesia remains for 24 hours after the surgery, and till then the dog might exhibit a strange behavior, might act very lazy, will keep on sleeping and resting, and will be completely uninterested to eat anything heavy. After neutering, dogs might not show any interest in eating even a little bit, so the dog should not be insisted to eat or drink anything. The owner should wait till the next day and let the dog rest in comfortable surroundings, a completely peaceful and a comfortable bed.
What are the benefits of neutering in dogs?
There are many benefits first of all is that the male dog will stay calmer than before as the testosterone in his body will no longer increase the urge. There are very less chances of the dog to get certain diseases, no enlarged and irritated glands in the body, also reducing the chances of cancer. The female dog will be prevented from ovarian and breast cancer. Little improvements can be seen in the behavior of both the genders, they get calmer and live freely and will tend to roam less outside of the home.
What changes can be seen in the dog after neutering?
The dog will be completely ignorant about anything and will show signs of utter fatigue. The dogs might also vomit out even if they are given limited food and water. It might not be able to play around with the children and other animals. The dog will experience utter nausea, so the owner should check on the dog after short intervals of time, so that if the dog exhibits any kind of strange behavior or any unease, it must be immediately taken to the vet.
How should I take care of the dog after neutering?
The dog needs a completely peaceful environment once it is brought home. It should be given a specialized, soft and comfortable bed to rest on. The owner should be completely ready with both warm and simple water if the dog wines for some. Especially for 24 hours the dog should be looked upon time to time and should be fed little bits of bland food that the vet might have suggested. If even during the next day, the dog remains lazy and is not at all willing to eat, consult the vet immediately.
What do vets recommend for a dog after neutering?
Vets recommend to not give the dog, tasty treats and heavy items that can make the dog eat excessively which can be utterly harmful for them, leading them to indigestion and production of acids mixing with the anti-biotics, which can make them vomit and bleed. Internal bleeding can be caused if the surgery is internal and fresh, and external bleeding can be caused if the surgery is external and freshly stitched.
How to prevent the dog from not touching the neutered area?
The dogs usually have the habit to lick or scratch the area of the surgery, which could cause severe rashes and might open the stitches, causing severe infection. The dogs should be put on an e-collar also called as cones, available at the pet stores. The e-collar can be both soft and hard and is in the shape of an inverted lamp, which will prevent the dog to lick or put the mouth at the incision area.
More importantly the dogs foot nails should be cut fully so that scratching does not cause, in the incision area, any kind of infection.
We can conclude by saying that neutering is a solution for controlling hundreds of homeless puppies and dogs who are not able to be fed or raised properly due to the over population of various breeds of the dogs. This will allow the dogs to keep themselves more healthier and happier, without being behaviorally aggressive and always in an urge to search for a mate.