Neutering male dogs have been the subject of a lot of animal debates. Some people are against it, arguing that it is an inhumane procedure, given how a dog does not get to have a say in the matter. Others, however, are passionately pro-neutering.
The major reason pro-neutering dog owners and enthusiasts usually cite is the fact that the process is reliable in terms of curbing the level of testosterone in male dogs.
This hormone is responsible for why dogs are physically and naturally prompted to reproduce.
When testosterone reaches extreme levels, that’s where problems arise. Such as these:
1. Canine aggression
No matter how friendly your pup is, when their testosterone peaks and they do not get to consummate their physical need, chances are they can easily switch on their aggressive nature.
This risk is most present when your un-neutered pup happens to be among other dogs that are “entire”. Entire is used to refer to dogs that have not been de-sexed. In these cases your pup’s aggression can easily escalate, causing you lots of trouble.
2. Extensive marking
Marking is instinctive to dogs. This is their genetic inheritance from their wild ancestors. “Entire” male dogs are prone to extensive marking. They will pee on anything and everything, outdoors and indoors.
If you do not wish for your house to chronically smell like puppy pee, you might want to consider neutering.
3. Constant escape
An un-neutered dog that needs to have some will be restless in your house. They will pace around and bark like there’s no tomorrow. Add a female in heat into the equation and what you get is a risk-taking Casanova of a doggo.
To meet your neighborhood’s female pup who’s ready to mate, your otherwise tamed canine companion will pull all sorts of escape tricks.
4. Attacks from other dogs
If it’s not your pup that’s being aggressive, chances are someone else’s pup is being aggressive towards your dog. This is because “entire” male dogs are prone to attracting vicious attention from their fellow canine.
They seem to have a target at their forehead, saying fight me. If you do not wish for your pup to be on the receiving end of canine bullying, having them neutered is a good way to start.
5. Daycare rejection
Consider this, you have an important date and have no one to look after your pup. So you take them to a nearby care center only to be received with unfriendly dismissal. It can be heartbreaking. And annoying too.
But you really cannot blame those who run these dog daycares. Considering the risk of your un-neutered pup turning aggressive sans warning, they are just following a rather smart protocol.
6. An increasing number of unwanted canine
This is a real and serious problem. There are more dogs now than what humans can actually take care of. If you see how this is a concern that must be taken with the utmost earnestness, you must do your part to help ease it.
One way to do that is to de-sex your pet. This is the only way to ensure that they do not get your neighbor’s female’s ego, well, preggo.
These are just a few of the common problems in relation to raising an “entire” male dog. If you are not amenable to taking care of any of these concerns, take your pup to the vet and have them neutered.