Canine Neuter (Orchidectomy)
Our doctors provide the highest quality Small Animal Internal Medicine and Surgical care. We provide the same quality of medicine as human doctors without the human prices. We also offer very competitive pricing on routine health maintenance plans. We do work by appointment, please call ahead to reserve your appointment time. Recommended by 6 months of age.
Surgical removal of both testicles.
- Eliminates sexual activity
- Renders dog sterile
- Often reduces tendency to roam and fight
- Reduces or Eliminates many diseases of testicles and prostate, including prostate enlargement (Which. causes dogs to have difficulty urinating, makes them unable to urinate) and testicular cancer.
Cost of procedure includes:
- Pre-anesthetic exam (Click Here to find out more)
- Gas inhalant anesthesia (isoflorane- used in human hospitals)
- Constant electronic monitoring of heart rate and blood oxygenation.
- ECG monitor during surgery.
- Anesthesia Tech present throughout the procedure.
- Technician monitored recovery period.
Please call ahead for a GENERAL price quote, or schedule a pre-neuter exam for a more accurate quote.
- Will it make my dog fat and lazy? No. Obesity is due to excessive calorie intake. Weight can be controlled by proper feeding and exercise.
- Will it change his personality, disposition or intelligence? No. Dogs' personalities do not fully develop until 12-24 months of age. If there is a personality change in a young, neutered dog, it would have happened without surgery too.
- Is it cruel to suppress his "urges" by neutering him? No. Dogs don't have a psychological sex drive. Their drive is controlled by hormones produced in the testes. These hormones are not present in appreciable quantity in neutered males.
- Will my dog continue to "mark" (urinate) on everything outside? Probably. Most dogs that learn this behavior continue to do so.
- Will my dog stop lifting his leg to urinate? No. This is a learned behavior for most dogs. Some do it, some don't. Neutering will have no effect on this behavior.