Dog Neutering

Canine Neuter | Dog Neuter | Rochester MN Veterinarians

Neutering is beneficial for the following reasons:

  1. According to the ASPCA, 5 to 7 million unwanted companion animals are brought to shelters each year. Approximately 3 to 4 million of them end up euthanized as a result. Spaying and neutering helps prevent overpopulation.
  2. Neutering eliminates the testosterone influenced behavior of marking territory (urinating on every bush, fire hydrant, and utility pole when outside; or on furniture, walls, and drapes when indoors).
  3. Neutering significantly decreases roaming to find a female dog in heat, thereby reducing your pet’s chances of being hit by a car, getting shot at, or poisoned.
  4. Neutering diminishes aggressive behavior, especially toward other male dogs.
  5. Neutering eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and reduces the chances of prostatic disease later in life.

Our hospital recommends a pre-anesthetic blood screen to assess anesthetic risk. This optional blood screen does add an additional cost to the neuter.

During the neuter surgery, your pet’s testicles are removed under monitored general anesthesia. We recommend one overnight stay at our hospital.

Exercise should be restricted to leash walking only after surgery. No swimming, bathing, running, or jumping for ten to fourteen days after surgery.

Neutering does lower an animal’s metabolic rate. Careful regulation of every dog’s diet is always recommended, particularly after neutering, to prevent excess weight gain.

The surgical procedure will not change your pet’s intelligence or general disposition. Most neutered pets tend to be more gentle and affectionate.

If you are interested in having your pet neutered, please feel free to call us to set up an appointment or to ask any questions of our staff.

Quarry Hill Park Animal Hospital
2554 Clare Ln NE
Rochester, MN 55906

Phone: 507-285-1059

Hours of Operation
M W F: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, Thu: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

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