An undesexed male dog is programmed to seek out bitches in season.
Your seemingly content dog may suddenly make a concerted effort to escape his comfortable and safe home to seek a mate, as a female’s pheromones are detectable streets away.
Many of the dogs collected by council rangers are undesexed males on the trail of a bitch in season. These dogs are taken to the pound and destroy unless reclaimed or adopted.
The dangers of a dog weaving in and out of traffic are obvious and accidents can result in death and injury to the dog or the driver. Act responsibly by removing this risk factor – phone the vet and make an appointment to discuss having him desexed before he causes injury to himself or others.
The wandering undesexed dog can be responsible for fathering many litters of unwanted puppies. Consider this – females bear their litters approximately 9 weeks after fertilization. Litters vary with some of the small breeds producing on average between 4 – 6 puppies, However, it is often the larger, stronger breed of dog that has the strength to jump fences. Similar breeds of females may produce up to 14 puppies. If your dog has been busy while you’ve been working, any number of puppies may have been produced without your knowledge.
The happy, undesexed male dog you come home to, may not have spent his day playing in just his own backyard.
The leg humping dog is not a funny party trick, but an annoying and antisocial event. That along with the aggression that may be displayed by the undesexed male makes for an uncomfortable experience for those at the receiving end. If you are on the receiving end of such behaviour, insist the owner control the dog.
Desexing male dogs can prevent reproductive diseases such as testicular and prostate cancers, prostate enlargement, hormone-related tumors and infections.
The surgery itself is not a long one. The average procedure would take 10-20 minutes. With proper post-operative rest and care, your dog should be well recovered within 7-10 days.
Desexed males also get to enjoy a less demanding lifestyle. He will be more content just to stay home and interact peacefully with other household members.
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