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Old 01-04-2013, 09:51 PM
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I have no idea if the vet uses gas, that's something I will have to ask. Thank you


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All operations under general anaesthetic come at a risk. It is a tiny risk, but it is there. Not just for dogs, but for any animal and people as well.
Neutering a male dog is a really simple procedure that literally takes a few minutes. Minimal anaethesia is used. It is as safe as an operation can be.
I'm with with Kitty on this one though. I don't personally agree that every male dog needs to routinely be neutered. A lot of the benefits of castrating are for the owner, not the dog. If he isn't showing overt sexual behaviour, marking, aggression, or other hormone driven behaviours, don't feel you have to have him neutered, unless you are sure that is what you want.
Harley isn't neutered and is no trouble at all, even with an in-season bitch in the house. I will have him neutered at some point though, as he has a retained testicle. If both had descended normally I wouldn't bother.
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My point entirely Stella, however if I had a male who was dominant and marking indoors? you can bet your buttons I'd be giving his family jewels the chop

It truely is one of those case by case situations
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Roll doesn't mark indoors and I have no females to worry about. I think for the time being I'll leave it. Thank you for all your input


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I have neutered all my boys and have known many people to spay/neuter their Chi's (My Chibi was just a bit over 2 lbs when we had him neutered) and with everything there is a chance of that but it is very slim. There will be times in your Chi's life that he may have to go under as such as teeth cleaning/removal (very common in Chi's) I think the good far outweighs the bad when neutering and one of the positives is you do not have to worry about him marking. I cant think of the name and it is a little pricier but you can make sure you go to a vet that does the gas anesthesia where as soon as it is turned off he/she wakes right up. It is safer if you ask me
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I was 100% sure about having Rolo neutered at the end of this month. After reading that other poor ladies post where she lost her chi I now don't know what to do. Advise me people!


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I know what you are saying, I am suppose to have Ike done in Feb or March, depending on his weight. I am having second thoughts. Believe it or not my husband didn't like what I told him. Plus Ike only has one testical that dropped and if the other doesn't come down, it will be a longer surgery as they will have to go up inside to get it.
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I have decided not to do it for the time being. If I change my mind later on then I will sort it out but at the moment after reading that other ladies posts I really don't feel I can risk it. He's too precious to me. I would be a nervous wreck


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This is something I've been worrying about since before getting a dog. My friend had a kitten and she died during the spay, I could never forgive myself if one of them died from an elective surgery but at the same time there are a lot of good reasons to get it done and most go through it with no problems at all. I don't really have any advice, I just wanted you to know that in pretty much at the same place and know how you feel.
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