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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 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!

The only thing I can tell you is to speak to your vet about your concerns. It was a tragedy that the pup was taken away like that, but I think more surgeries like this are sucessful than not.
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When I've mentioned having him done a couple of people have said to me was I not worried that he would die under the anaesthetic being so little and I just poo-poohed the idea. It never really occurred to me it may be a possibility. If anything happened to that little dog I would never forgive myself, I love him so much. At the same time I don't want him to get cancers when he's older which is what I was told would happen if he's not done


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I have not had Kalisee spayed due to economic reasons but for me it is also a two way street basically because I feel guilty either way, if she gets sick due to lack of spaying or if something happens in the surgery when and if she does.

I think this is a concern for all people dealing with anesthesia. Talk to your vet about it and tell him you are worried. He will be able to explain things more to you and you can decide then.
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Thank you. I think I need to have a trip to the vets next week


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I do not know anything about this method so I might get strung up here, why not read up on chemical castration ? I don't think the dog needs to have an anaesthetic for it, just a light sedation, might be worth a chat with your vet about ?
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Chemical castration? I didn't even know that existed. Going to google it. Thank you


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There is pros and cons to either side. Unfortunately, something like that can happen to humans and people when going under anesthesia. I personally would have it done. I would talk to the vet and make sure Rolo is healthy and has no issues before it is done. They can do a test to check for the possibility of problems with anesthesia.

How old is Rolo? My vet will not do it on any dog that is younger than 6 months.

I was scared to death that something would happen to Jaxx but I told myself that if I didn't get him neutered and he came down with the cancers that neutering helps prevent I would have felt horrible and blamed myself.

As long as you trust your vet and have Rolo checked out before everything should be fine. I won't say you won't be scared because I think we all are when we have to have surgery on our small animals but you are doing what is best for him.
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