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    Default Has anyones dog had a vasectomy?

    My mother is determined to make me get my puppy desexed, I live in her house so she dos have some say with what I do with him.

    I used to think that all dogs needed to be desexed unless they're used for breeding, but doing some of my own reaserch I have compleatly changed my mind. Males seem to get more cancers and health risk after being desexed than what they would be if they where left entire.

    I do not wish to get my puppy desexed at all, but my mother doesn't like the idea of having a male entire dog, only because he could get a female dog pregnant.
    A vasectomy seems like a good idea, he wouldn't be able to get a female pregnant but he would still have all his hormones which is what I want.

    Does anyone know anything about this?
    From googling stuff, looking a report, ect, I can't find any information that would make this a bad idea. It doesn't seem to affect their health at all (other than the surgery and being infertile).


    I'm not sure if our vet would do this though, they are very very pushy on getting dogs desexed at 6 months, pure or mixed breed.
    But there are other vets about 1.5 hours away that may do it.

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    well, there are alternatives out there.
    there is an implant that makes them sterile.
    if i remember was made by peptech a few years back.

    but most vets should do what u pay them to do.
    if u want him to get a vasectomy then just ask and put ya foot down and say thats what i want done, do it
    i myself am against desexing, and prefer to push for a responsible owner.

    glad someone got the balls to say i'm not gona desex give me an alternative.

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    his almost 5 months at the moment, so i can wait a little longer
    I'm not againt it compleatly, my female is desexed, at the time I couldn't make sure she wouldn't get pregnant

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    well, implant more for breeders if i remember right, because once u take it out, they become fertile again after a few weeks.
    just talk to your vet and ask if they will do a vasectomy.

    as far as bitches go, you can have there tubes tied, i had a friend over see that had it done to one of there bitches so could be reversed later for breeding.
    if u look hard enough i'm sure you will find something that will suit what you are after.

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    Thanks

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    If you have the vasectomy , your dog will still tie with bitches in heat, so the nuisance factor would still be there and any behaviour associated with it.

    I think that you won't find many vet who will doit, but they should be able to doit. Seems like waste of $$$'s to me
    Pets are forever

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    If they still have all their hormones I agree with Newfsie....they will still chase down bitches in heat, and mate so what is the point?

    Either leave him entire or get him desexed.

    I dont desex my males. I ALWAYS desex my females because I dont want an unplanned litter because someone else was irresponsible with their entire male. But my males dont get out, I make sure of it so I can safely leave them entire knowing they will never knock a bitch up

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    Males seem to get more cancers and health risk after being desexed than what they would be if they where left entire.
    My understanding of this is the opposite - a dog can't get testicular cancer if they haven't got any nuts. And I do know some who have had complications from keeping their nuts. Having surgery - for desex or vasectomy - carries some risk too.

    this site is a bit biased but I understand why.
    National Desexing Network | Benefits of Desexing

    If you want to do dog sport with him, there are some advantages to waiting til they're a bit older for full bone and joint development.
    Canine Sports Productions: Early Spay-Neuter Considerations for the Canine Athlete
    the article has some info about cancer too - a bit each way there. The risk of some are reduced if desex is delayed. The risk of some others is completely removed - if the dog is desexed (eventually).

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    I waited untill my boys were about 20 months and then go them desexed and it really improved their focus without any detrimental affects on their characters. We have had many desexed males and they have all lived active healthy lives well into old age. A friend recently had to have her older dog desexed because he had testicular cancer.

    When I lived in suburbia a friend had a male Border collie and despite plenty of exercise and attention he would still get over a 6 ft high solid fence when he smelt a bitch on heat. They did eventually have to neuter him or he was going to get himself killed on the road. That was a big health risk. It took away all that frustration.

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    I don't want him desexed, simple as that

    Yes I know he will still have his hormones, I know he will be able to mate still but he will not be able to get anything pregnant. That is the only reason I want anything done

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