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4 health benefits to desexing your dog

Desexing your dog is more than just a procedure that prevents an unwanted litter of pups. There are plenty of health benefits associated with this procedure. We start with 4 of the most important benefits of neutering dogs.

Reduce the risk of your dog developing serious health issues.

  • Lower the development of prostrate issues

Neglecting to desex your dog can put him at higher risk of developing prostatitis. This is a condition that is challenging to treat and equally difficult to cure.

  • Prevent the development of testicular tumours and sexually transmitted diseases

Unneutered dogs are more susceptible to sexually transmitted disease such as venereal tumours. The treatment of this condition requires chemotherapy – treatment that can prove to be far more expensive than the once-off desexing procedure.

  • Desexing lowers the risk of urinary tract infections

Dogs that are not neutered are vulnerable to developing urinary tract infections. Left untreated, infections can affect other areas of the body and result in more serious health disorders.

  • Promote wellbeing and a more sociable pet

Neutering your dog will help him get rid of the excess hormonal energy. This will prevent frustrating bad behaviour such as jumping fences and showing aggressive tendencies. You will have a happier more relaxed dog that will be much more content to stay at home.

So, the next question should be – when should you desex your dog? The opportune time to neuter dogs is between the ages of 12 to 15 months. Neutering your dog as early as possible makes the procedure easier as well as promising quicker recovery times.

At South Eastern Animal Hospital we have veterinary surgeons experienced in desexing dogs. Give your beloved pet the chance of good health and the best medical care at South Eastern Animal Hospital in Clayton.