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Old 01-05-2013, 05:13 PM
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I was absolutely fine about it until I read that other post 😞


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I haven't seen that post but I'm a bit scared to now. I think I'd have been worried anyway. I'm a born worrier! Mylo is having some aggression issues and has started marking plus I have a female so it's kind of a given for me. I thought about these issues before I chose to get a boy. One of the reasons I got a boy to start was because neutering is a more simple procedure. Mylo is a good weight though (6.7lbs) so hopefully it won't be too bad.
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Every time you put a pup under it comes with risks. You have to weigh the pros and cons. When researching make sure you are reading scientific research, not opinions or individual experiences. It can just confuse you more. Chance is neutered, but had many complications. With that said, there are far more that are neutered without any complications. I had Chance neutered because he was cryptorchid and I have 3 tiny females that I wouldn't risk becoming pregnant. What ever you decide to do needs to be a choice you are well informed on. Best of luck! xxx
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This article pretty much spells out the associated risks and benefits with spay/neuter surgery in dogs. Weighs out the pros and cons based on various studies.

Health Risks and Benefits Associated with Spay/Neuter in Dogs

I already posted on the other thread my personal feelings, which is that most dogs don't NEED to be neutered or spayed. Mine aren't, and it's not any more work. I would not hesitate if I had a male with extreme behavior issues, but I have never had a problem. The risk of complications are estimated around 17-22%, and death rate is estimated here somewhere between .1% and 2% (I'm guessing there are factors that vary that number, because that seems to be a big difference to me. 1 in a 1000, or 2 out of every 100... ). You will have to weigh out the risks vs. benefits you are looking to achieve, and make your decision. Good luck lady! Either way your a good mommy for worrying about your little one.

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I don't personally know of a vet that doesn't use gas anesthesia on surgical procedures. Best gases are Isoflurane & Sevoflurane, as recovery is much quicker with these. A lot of vets, however, will induce anesthesia intravenously (the most common induction drugs are propofol & valium or ketamine & valium). This is actually the preferred way to go as then an endotracheal tube can be placed to maintain an open airway, which is especially beneficial if the animal crashes and needs to be breathed for manually. Also, an awake animal will find the anesthesia irritating to breath in so most animals will resist a mask being placed over their face.

Whether to neuter Percy wasn't an option for me as I have a bit of an aversion to dogs with testicles. But I was a totally nervous wreck the days following the procedure. If you don't want to get him neutered though, that is perfectly fine and entirely your decision. But do remember that being worried is very normal and is due to the fact that he is your baby and not that neutering is an overly risky procedure.
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