Surgical neutering of the male dog is important in helping dog owners to control the male dog’s aggressive behavior. By doing the surgical neutering, it becomes possible to control the dog’s restlessness, which might have caused so much agony for the owner and hence, neutering corrects such activity to the benefit of the dog owner.
When the dog is in puppy stage, the dog may be subjected to the surgical neutering technique. This way, the hormonal impact is highly minimized in male dogs.
The surgical neutering of the male dog helps to prevent the incidences of prostate gland diseases. The prostate enlargement is more common with male dogs but with surgical neutering, the incidences of prostate enlargement are minimized.
Without this procedure, the adult male dog may have difficulties during defecation and constipation may occur due to the increased size of the prostate gland. However, one has to rule out the feed borne constipation, like lack of fiber in their diet, before resorting to the fixation of prostate enlargement as a cause for this. Fortunately, neutering causes shrinkage of the prostate gland.
In surgical neutering, the incision is placed in front of the scrotum and the testicles are removed in a surgical manner using aseptic techniques. The wound need not be closed except the tying up of the cord after cutting of the testicle. However, in two to three days time, as a routine tissue reaction, some swelling may occur in the scrotum.
Septic shock may occur if the surgical site gets infected with microbial infections and in these cases, the wound needs a thorough dressing procedure and the patient needs to be continuously monitored in a clinical environment. Once antibiotics are administered, the will recover in a satisfactory condition.
Take note that local animal organizations perform the surgical neutering when the stray male dogs are captured by them. This helps to reduce the over-population and needless “putting down” of dogs.