Castration is the medical term for neutering an animal.  This procedure consists of surgical removal of the testicles.  Such surgery is performed to eliminate sexual activities and render the pet sterile.  Neutering usually (but no always) reduces a pet’s tendency to roam and fight.  The general level of aggression may also be reduced.  However, neutering is not a replacement for obedience training by the owner. In older pets, neutering may be necessary due to diseases of the testicle or prostate gland.

Advantages for neutering your pet:

Exhibit less aggression.

Less urine marking.

Decreased wandering to seek females in heat.

Decreased prostate issues when they get older.

No unwanted puppies or kittens.

FAQ’s:

  • Won’t neutering my pet make him fat and lazy?

    No. Obesity is due to excessive calorie intake. Proper feeding and exercise can control weight.

  • Will neutering make my dog less “protective” or make my pet feel like “less” of a male?

    Neutering does not affect a pet’s natural instinct to protect the home and the family, and pets don’t have any concept of sexual identity or ego. A pet’s personality is formed more by genetics and his environment than by sex hormones so neutering will not change a pet’s basic personality or make him suffer any kind of emotional reaction or identity crisis.

  • Will neutering my hunting dog make him less of a hunter?

    No. Generally hunting breeds already have that basic hunting instinct. The combination of their training and hunting instincts are still present after the surgery. Neutering does NOT remove their instinct or diminish their previous training.