When it comes to neutering, there are two rival factions: the pro and the anti. The pro argues that it is the humane thing to do. Considering a domesticated dog cannot always have their way in terms of their sexual desire, it is best to curb this instinctive function by way of neutering.
The anti, on the other hand, believes that cutting up a pup can be considered as animal cruelty. After all, dogs are not asked whether they favor being neutered or not.
As a dog owner, at some point, you must decide which side to take. Are you pro or anti-neutering? To help you make up your mind, here are some of the benefits of this procedure. It’s up to you to weigh whether these benefits are worth it.
Neutering curbs canine aggression
High testosterone levels of un-neutered pups are the culprits of canine aggression. When a dog matures, they become sexually mature as well. When their sex hormones shoot up sans a fitting mate, they become frustrated.
Frustration then leads to outright aggression. This can manifest in excessive barking, biting, or chasing after strangers.
Neutering reduces marking incidents
Dogs are instinctively prone to marking by way of peeing. Unfortunately, for dogs that are fully intact, this marking tends to be more frequent. You might find your un-neutered pup peeing on your bed, on your carpet, on your garden gnome, or wherever and whatever they deem pee-able.
The best way to reduce the frequency of your pup’s peeing is by getting them neutered.
Neutering diminishes a dog’s desire to escape
One of the major reasons why dogs escape is when they are in heat and trying to look for a partner. With a neutered dog, sexual desire is taken out of the equation. This means your pup will have no big reason to wander beyond your fence and into the neighbor’s fence where a maiden dog awaits.
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