Castration and sterilization of Pets
The problem of street animals exist in many major cities around the world and depends on legislative and administrative systems, regulating the number of animals. Today more and more people would castrate and sterilize their Pets. Why?
Because people have discovered many benefits of the content of the spayed or neutered animal in the conditions of city apartment. Taking home a small puppy or kitten, the owners do not think about the fact that over time the animal will grow, and after reaching sexual maturity the character of a pet is subject to change. This article highlights the benefits and answers commonly asked questions regarding castration and sterilization.
Program sterilization – a method of controlling the number of outdoor and wildlife, aimed at reducing their numbers. Castration and neutering are operations undertaken for the purpose of regulation of birth rate (to put it simply, the beast make up so he can’t breed). A neutered animal is deprived of sex hormones and his behavior is not subordinated to procreation. A dog or cat, usually, or anything besides food, play and sleep are not interested.
Fig.1 Pyometra in cats
Often the owners of Pets don’t want them neutered and spayed for various reasons.Many owners do not realize that for every action there is a reaction.
Delayed sterilization of Pets, not participating in breeding, leads to various diseases like mastitis (inflammation of Breasts), tumors of the mammary glands (more than 80% of them breast cancer), cystic endometrial hyperplasia, pyometra, purulent endometritis, etc.
Meet the owners, who fundamentally don’t want to remove the sexual organs of animals. “If God gave, then not in vain. So, it should be” they say. This is a wrong opinion that cause incorrect attitude to our younger brothers.
Many are mistaken in thinking that their animal is too old for such an operation. Believe me, anesteziologii and operational risks exist with any surgery! But You seek help to a specialized Agency. Dogs and cats castrated/sterilized every day. Y if Your pet has no problems co health, castration/sterilization for him – a simple and proven operation.
In our clinic, the animals, aged 8-10 years old are being prepared for surgery (blood chemistry, ECG). Veterinarian examined prior to surgery Your pet is to determine whether y animal any problems co health, and then gets to work.
In our clinic, practiced a particular SCHEME of OPERATION:
1. The animal arrives in the morning, after 12 hour starvation diet (fasting).
2. Checked by a doctor.
3. Placed in the hospital.
4. Animal the preoperative preparation.
5. Then transferred to the operating room.
3. After the operation the animal is placed again in the hospital to control the Wake-up after the operation and the timely prevention of possible complications.
POSITIVE aspects of castration and sterilization
Reducing the number of sick females, from which males can cause each other injury. Neutered animals are less prone to intraspecific aggression.
Neutered animals are not distracted by sexual instincts, they have no tendency to vagrancy.
Neutered male cats and dogs mark territory less.
Animal behaviour becomes stable.
Each heat is a physical and emotional stress for females. Often during oestrus the female character changes too dramatically.
Neutered dogs and cats are much less likely to get disorders and diseases of the prostate.
Propaganda castration and sterilization reduces the problem of abandoned animals.
Prevention of diseases such as endometritis (inflammation of uterus), pyometra, tumors of the mammary glands, mastitis.
Animals thrive after the removal of the genital organs, etc.
NEGATIVE aspects of castration and sterilization
They easily gain weight, but it usually depends on the type, kind, quantity and quality of feeding.
Let’s sum up. The pros, in my opinion, inhibit minor cons. According to statistics, spayed cats and dogs live longer.
Don’t lose sight of the fact that the price of a single operation for castration or sterilization is the lowest co value of repeat visits to the vet in case of animal illness or injuries sustained by them in vagrancy or in fights. But in this case, if the animal comes home, and if it gets lost?
In addition, payment of services to maintain the health of the mother dogs, including payment of a possible caesarean section, and the cost of additional feeding, care of puppies (including the fight against helminths and vaccination!) may result in the need to pay high veterinary bills.
“We are responsible for those who tamed” – said the French writer, poet and professional pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupery. So let’s stick to the sayings of great people.