Castration

What is Castration?

Castration is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure during which both testicles are removed in order to sterilize (make infertile) a male dog, therefore stopping its ability to reproduce.

Age of Spaying

Around six months of age.

Advantages

Neutering has many advantages for the long-term health of your dog including:

  • reduces the risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate that comes with age) and prostatitis(prostate infection)
  • reduces the risk of hormone-related diseases such as perianal adenoma (benign tumor around the anus)
  • eliminates the risk of testicular cancer, the second most common cancer in intact (unneutered) dogs
  • removes sexual urges, which usually decreases roaming behaviors
  • reduces certain types of aggression
  • neutered dogs generally live longer lives than unneutered dogs
  • educes the likelihood of separation anxiety or fearful elimination
  • Certain forms of aggression.
  • Testicular tumors and some prostate gland conditions.
  • Hormonal (testosterone) dependent diseases such as perianal adenomas.