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Neutering male dogs

The main reason for neutering a male dog is to prevent unwanted puppies. However neutering can also be of help in controlling excessive sexual drive and reducing inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Furthermore, it can often help with testosterone driven behaviour such as scent marking, straying (particularly when a local bitch comes into season!) and hostility towards other dogs (particularly males), and towards people.

An additional benefit of neutering is that it reduces the incidence of prostrate gland problems later on.

As a general rule, unless you want to breed from your dog, we recommend that you have him neutered as early as possible, usually around 6 months of age (although this can vary depending on the breed - please ask us), before any inappropriate sexually related behaviour sets in. 

 The operation is quite straight forward and involves the surgical removal of both testes under a general anaesthetic. 

 

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