Sterilization or castration of the puppy generates many questions and doubts for a caring host. How will this affect the physical and mental well-being of the dog in the future? What are the risks? How is recovery after surgery?
Sterilized girls do not soil your home during heat periods and suffer from miscarriages. Thus, the probability of oncological diseases decreases.
Sterilization before the first heat is the most effective prevention of breast tumors, adenomas, purulent inflammation of the uterus. According to doctor prescribing, the best age for surgery is 6-12 months, depending on the size and weight of the dog. After sterilization, girls have no heat for life.
As for the boys, the operation is best done at the age of 7-9 months, before the dog develops the habit of marking the territory and playing romantic dog games with your children's toys. Dogs castrated at an early age do not have such practices. But if you castrate an adult Maltipoo after a year - it's not a fact that the rituals will disappear from the life of the dog.
And importantly, castrated pets live longer.
The operation consists of the following stages:
- Preparation - 20 minutes Narcosis.
- Surgery - 15 minutes. Girls undergo one incision of 2-2.5 cm. After the operation, it applies a decorative stitch. Castration of males is the removal of the gonads with the imposition of ligatures on the spermatic cords and vessels.
- Awakening - 5 minutes.
- Restoration of muscle activity - 10-15 minutes.
That is, within an hour maximum, your dog comes out to you on its own feet, after which you go home together.
After, it is necessary to put a soft collar around the pet's neck not to lick the stitch; treat the stitch and give antibiotics for a week.
Remember, doing this operation makes life easier for the dog and yourself.
It is a mistake to think it is better to let a boy dog mate once or let a girl give birth once. This way, you get a list of potential physical and mental health problems.