Why should I have my dog neutered?
Neutering should be considered if you are keeping any male dog as a pet. Remember that Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and Dogs for the Disabled are routinely neutered, and this does not impair their ability to perform their duties.
What are the advantages of neutering my male dog?
Most veterinarians recommend neutering at around six months of age. At Valley Veterinary Care, Inc. we highly recommend the earliest being six months.
What are the disadvantages?
Most of the perceived disadvantages are false. The most quoted of these are that the dog will become fat, lazy, and useless as a guardian. Obesity is probably the most commonly quoted disadvantage of neutering. In most cases, obesity is the result of overfeeding and not exercising enough. By regulating your dog's diet and caloric intake, you can prevent obesity in both neutered and intact males.
Neutering doesn't cause a change in personality, guarding instincts, intelligence, playfulness and affection.
What is included in a Canine Neuter package?
At Valley Veterinary Care, Inc. we strive to provide the best care possible and in order to do that we include in our canine neuter cost, the following
Is neutering performed for any other reason?
Neutering may be used in an attempt to treat certain forms of aggression. In older dogs, the operation may be performed to treat testicular tumors and some prostate gland conditions. It is also used to control hormonal (testosterone) dependent diseases such as perianal adenomas.