10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Neuter Your Dog

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Last Updated on April 6, 2021

Reasons why you shouldn’t neuter your dog
Let dive into the reasons why you shouldn’t neuter your dog. When you get a dog, you’ll notice that the world is divided into two kinds of people: the ones who say you should neuter your dog and the ones who say you shouldn’t neuter your dog. At the end, it will be your decision, but you should seek the veterinarian’s opinion about that, so you have a more informed idea of what you should or should not do. In this article i’ll give you a list of 10 reasons why you shouldn’t neuter your dog, either if he’s only a puppy or already an adult. You see, when you neuter a dog, not only you’re changing his anatomy, you’re also changing him in terms of hormones. And that can be challenging for him and for you.

1. Dogs that were neutered have a higher rate of hip dysplasia

Studies have shown that dogs that are more prone to develop hip dysplasia, after they get neutered, that risk will be 1.5 times higher than an intact dog. Dogs like German Shepherds Dogs are among these, so you need to be extra careful if you’re thinking about this breed and neuter him. So, if you want to neuter your dog, you should only do it after he reaches sexual maturity, and never when he is just a puppy. Why? To see if he tends to have problems in his hips during his development.

2. Altering A Dog Doesn’t Fix Their Behavior

There is a myth, or a stereotype, among dog owners that a neutered dog is less aggressive than one that isn’t. This stereotype gets a bigger impact when some veterinarians recommend it, especially for male dogs and even before they reach 6 months old, in order to stop any aggressive behavior that may occur. But studies have shown that aggressive behavior on dogs is influenced by their genetics and how they are educated by the owners. So, instead of paying a veterinarian to neuter your dog, you should pay a trainer to help you with your dog’s behaviour.
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