Neutering refers to the procedure where the testicles in the male dog or cat are removed. It is a quicker, simpler surgical procedure because the testicles are located outside the male body. Entry into the abdominal cavity is not required, and the duration of anesthesia is short.
At Humberwood Animal hospital, we provide affordable neutering services for male dogs and cats. You’ll gain both medical and behavioral benefits by having your male pet neutered. While normally the age for neutering is six to nine months, adult pets can also be neutered.
Why Should You Neuter Your Male Dog or Cat?
- Neutering reduces leg-lifting. Unneutered males tend to lift their leg everywhere for marking their territory. The more urine they spray, the more "impressive" they appear to other dogs. A dog who is obsessed with marking territory will tow you towards every tree and corner. Some will even mark inside your home.
- Neutering reduces aggression. If an unneutered male has a bold temperament, or if his exercise needs are not met, or if his training has been improper, neutering may be the right choice to reduce aggression. It's the first step to calm the active testosterones that trigger unwanted behaviors, dominance and aggression.
- Neutering breaks your pet's attention from other animals to YOU. Unneutered males often pay attention to other animals, as they are always searching for potential mates and rivals. Neutering can help to re-focus your loved one's focus on you.
- Neutering reduces sexual behaviors. Unneutered males are very likely to spend most of their time licking their genitals. These behaviors can also crop up from over-excitement, improper exercise, and the animal not being taught that these behaviors are unacceptable. But neutering helps.
- Neutering calms your male around unspayed females. Unneutered males see every female as a potential breeding opportunity, climbing all over her and embarrassing you. A female in heat gives off chemical pheromones that can be scented from far away, making your unneutered male become extremely agitated – drooling, whining, sometimes escaping his home or yard.
Have Your Male Pet Neutered Today
To prevent the behaviors listed above, it is best to neuter your male dog or cat. Even if you can’t completely get rid of his unwanted behaviors, you might see them less after he’s neutered. Humberwood Animal hospital has been providing affordably priced neuters for dogs and cats living in Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, Scarborough, Vaughan and Markham.