Pin It An obedient dog low on maintenance and friendly in disposition toward kids and other pets is usually viewed as perfect for households.
The big push to spay and neuter our pets, in particular before puberty, was brought about as a response to the explosion of stray animals without homes.
These strays ultimately have to be euthanized at shelters so it was a valiant effort to address a real problem. The suggestion that dogs and cats should be spayed and neutered over time has evolved into the suggestion that they should be spayed and neutered because it is healthier.
We at AngryVet disagree. There is a lot of evidence to support the logical claim that your pets may actually be healthier if left intact.
Puberty and sexual maturation is imperative for bone, brain and organ development. The same is true for your dogs and cats. The go to argument that veterinarians tell their clients is that neutering eliminates testicular cancer and prostatitis. Spaying eliminates breast, ovarian and uterine cancer.
We will discuss some of these correlations and published findings in our blogs. In our opinion the healthiest pet is one that keeps its reproductive tract. This does pose challenges. Male cats mark and spray.
It can be burdensome to have a non-spayed female dog bleeding in the house. Female cats, when they are in heat, will drive you nuts! Male dogs can become dog aggressive and mark their territory or the house. The best compromise, if any of these things is too much to deal with, would be to spay and neuter at a minimum of one year if not two years of age.
Allow your pet to reach full maturation and reach adulthood before considering surgery. We have seen shelters that spay and neuter at 6 weeks of age! Clearly, this aggressive a surgery at such an early stage of development is not warranted. Understand that there are options.
Educate yourself and take the approach that best suits you and your pet. New Research That Raises Questions About Current Neutering Recommendations Nancy Kay, DVM Results from a hot-off-the-press study published by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Associationraise questions about traditional neutering recommendations within the United States where most veterinarians advise that dogs be neutered at a young age in order to induce sterility and eliminate behavioral issues before they have a chance to begin.
This new information along with data from other recent studies are a prompt for all of us to reconsider current neutering dogma. Effect of neutering on the incidence of cancer Here is what the researchers learned about the prevalence of cancer as it relates to neutering: No difference in incidence of this disease was found for neutered versus nonneutered males.
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Why Rottweilers Can Make Good Therapy Dogs Many Rottweilers are actually quite friendly, docile animals. They are naturally watchful but given they get the right training and a loving home, they can make excellent family pets.
Rottweilers are a fascinating blend of characteristics and seem to mix opposite personality traits with surprising ease. Strong yet gentle, rugged but sweet-natured, protective but with a ‘laid back’ attitude, definitely worthy of a ‘special’ name don’t you think?
Dogs are some of the most common types of pets throughout the world. In many countries, they are even noted as being the number one household pet choice. As. Yes, Rottweilers do have the potential to be great pets. I have a two year old rott myself and she is just a love bucket waiting to crawl into your lap (yes my 80 pound dog thinks she is a lapdog).
Like with any other dog, you ave to bring up your dog right to make it a good pet.