I am owned by two boxers and the oldest one will put up a fight to see who is the boss, reason why he got neutered at 14 months although we wanted him full grown before any surgery. The youngest one named Chico, is the opposite of Mylo. Chico is goofy and his only worry in this world is to play. He is very small for his age and his metabolism acts pretty quick, which makes it hard for him to put on weight. He is 14 months old now and he is schedule to get neuter in one week from now.
So, Why neuter Chico? -Although Chico isn’t trying to pick up a fight with other dogs, he is certainly displaying certain behaviours like marking, which is not good when I work with animals all day long. I came home one afternoon after work to pick them up and take them for a walk. I hanged my $800 winter jacket on the chair and less then ten minutes later, Chico had already peed on it, you could tell he lifted his leg and marked it down. shaking heads
After a long debate about the “yes lets neuter him” and “let’s wait”, these are the reasons WHY Chico is going to vet. By neutering him we will help:
1) Reduce the number of homeless pets killed
2) Improve his health
3) Reduce unruly behaviour
4) He won’t need to roam away from home
and most importantly,
5) It packs a powerful punch in the fight against pet overpopulation. Millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized annually or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unwanted, unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.
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Neutering and spaying dogs an cats can be the single best decision you can make for your pet’s long-term welfare. I will come back next week with a storyline of Chico’s surgery, sharing with you all great tips. Stay tuned!