Dogs require great care as a pet. They are prone to diseases and conditions like stress, anxiety, and many more. Of course, each condition can be solved. However, there are a few conditions that can turn into a serious situation.
It has been observed that domestic dogs usually suffer from diseases in reproductive organs like prostate and many more. These diseases can lead to various other mental illnesses like depression. Therefore, you would surely like to protect them.
Neutering is one of the few methods to protect the dog from reproductive diseases. It is also known as spaying for female dogs. In the present era, the practice of neutering the dog is increasing rapidly. You will observe that many dog owners prefer neutering the dog. However, neutering cannot be done at any age. Why?
Well, let us say that you neutered the dog at an early or later age. In that case, the dog will get highly depressed. Therefore, you must be aware of the appropriate age to neuter the dog. This will help the dog to maintain a healthy lifestyle even after neutering.
So, what must be the age of neutering of the dog? Usually, it is recommended to neuter the dog between the ages of 6 to 8 months. Neutering after or before that can lead to serious mental illness. In this blog, we will discuss various things that you must keep in mind before and after neutering the dog. However, before we start with those, let us understand neutering.
What is neutering?
Neutering is a surgery conducted on male dogs to remove their reproductive organs. The main objective of this surgery is to prevent reproduction through the dog. It is a common misconception that neutering is conducted only on one gender.
The removal of reproductive organs like ovaries in female dogs is known as spaying, which is similar to neutering. In the upcoming sections, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the surgery.
What are the advantages?
There are multiple advantages to neutering. Let us discuss them one by one. The first advantage is protection from serious diseases. There are instances where dogs suffer from serious diseases like cancer, prostate, and many more. The chances are equal between both genders.
By neutering the dog, you are protecting him from these diseases. It has been observed that neutering even reduces the chances of tumors among dogs. Thus, the process would be highly beneficial in the long run.
Is your dog highly aggressive? Is it barking or trying to bite anyone? Well, this is common among most of the dogs, when they hit puberty. At this age, they remain highly aggressive towards everyone except the owner. Do not worry. That is completely normal.
However, the real sign of an issue is, when this aggressive behavior goes on for more than a month. This becomes more challenging when you have another pet in your house like a cat.
Moreover, the increase in hormone level leads to situations like urine spraying and many more. So, can you control this situation? Yes, you can easily control the situation by neutering the dog. The surgery reduces the hormone levels in the dogs when reduces aggressive behavior.
Have you ever faced a situation where the dog is peeing unevenly? Yes, the situation gets out of control when they start peeing in the house. Of course, there are multiple reasons behind it. One of them is an increase in the level of hormones.
As mentioned earlier, neutering can reduce the level of hormones. Thus, it will directly affect the uneven peeing of the dog. This makes it easy for you to take care of the dog.
These were the most common advantages of neutering. Of course, there are other advantages too. Moreover, there are instances when neutering has been prescribed by a vet. In that case, the main advantage is getting rid of the disease.
What are the disadvantages?
The disadvantages of the surgery are the main reason behind many owners avoiding it. Are they really serious? That completely depends on a few questions. Let us discuss the disadvantages one by one.
The first disadvantage can be a mental illness. There are high chances that the dog suffers from conditions like depression, stress, and anxiety. Do not worry. It has been observed that the dogs suffer from these conditions for a few weeks after the surgery. However, by proper care, they can quickly overcome the condition.
Moreover, the chances of these conditions also depend on the age at which the surgery is conducted. Therefore, it is highly necessary to neuter the dog at the correct age.
The next disadvantage is a lack of accuracy. By neutering the dog, you cannot be 100% sure that the dog will not suffer from any disease. It has been observed that the success of neutering varies from 90-95%.
Thus, about 5% of the dogs, which go through neutering, suffer from some kind of side-effects. What kind of side-effects? Well, it includes hair loss, prostate cancer, bone cancer, and many more. Therefore, it is highly recommended to consult a vet before neutering the dog.
Is neutering safe?
Most people believe that neutering is a risky surgery and painful for dogs. However, neither of them is true. Due to the advanced medical equipment, the surgery is highly successful for dogs. It has been observed that the success rate of the surgery is more than 95% of the total cases. Thus, neutering is surely not risky for dogs.
Coming to the second point, vet doctors always make the dog unconscious before starting with the surgery. Therefore, neutering is not painful for dogs. You will also observe that vet prescribe post-surgery medication to the dogs.
Overall, the surgery is completely safe for dogs and there are very limited side-effects from it. Therefore, you can take the dog for neutering without any worry.
However, we will recommend you to consult a vet before deciding to neuter the dog. Maybe the dog does not require neutering.
Husky is one of the breeds of dogs. They are also known as Siberian huskies. These dogs are identified by their unique thick fur and ears. These dogs look a lot similar to wolves and are usually found in snowy areas.
These dogs are highly energetic and they love to play a lot. They are also one of the most-friendly dogs like pugs. Thus, you can rely on the dog.
However, their energetic behavior can lead to excessive aggression towards other animals. Yes, you can control this aggression by talking them outside. However, sometimes that is not enough. Therefore, you may have to neuter the dog.
When can you neuter the husky?
Like other dogs, you cannot neuter the husky at any age. If you did, then there are high chances that the dog will suffer from disadvantages already discussed. It is recommended to neuter the dog between the age of 6 to 8 months.
It is also recommended to consult a vet before starting with the surgery. You would surely not want the dog to have unnecessary surgery. Also, you must keep the disadvantages in mind. As mentioned earlier, the dog will be likely stress, or depressed.
In the next section, we will discuss the ways by which you can help the dog to overcome these conditions.
The main task starts after the surgery ends. The dog will likely to get depressed or stressed. Moreover, the dog will not be as energetic as before. Here are some tips that you must follow after the completion of the treatment.
First of all, you must make sure that you give the dog complete rest. For how much time? Well, it should be at least 3 weeks’ rest after the surgery. You must not take them outside during this period. You have to make sure that they spend the complete time inside the house.
Moreover, the dog will sleep more than usual. It is completely normal. The dog is trying to recover from the surgery. Make sure that you do not disturb the dog during sleeping, as they can get irritated by constant disturbance.
Secondly, you must increase the walking frequency of the dog slowly. In the first few days after the surgery, the dog will likely to prevent walking. However, try to make it walk after the first three days. The first walking day should be for a minute or so. After that, it should increase constantly. Also, make sure that the dog does not go outside the home.
The third tip is to consult a vet. It is highly recommended to consult the same vet, who conducted the surgery. If the doctor has prescribed some medication, then you must give it to the dog at the proper time daily.
The doctor will most likely recommend a dog collar. It is highly necessary to cover the stitches and protect them from any infection. You must also inspect the dog daily. Make sure that there is no swelling or bleeding. If there is, then you must immediately consult a vet and get it treated.
Now you know the correct age to neuter a husky. Yes, it is 6 to 8 months old. Try to get it neutered at the age of 7 months. We have also discussed the advantages and disadvantages of neutering a dog. The best way to prevent the disadvantages is to neuter the dog by a reputed vet.
We have also discussed the importance of neutering and how it can change the life of the dog. Moreover, you must firmly follow the post-surgery tips to help the dog recover from the surgery.