When you get a Pug puppy it is a good idea to start thinking about neutering. The benefits of this definitely outweigh the disadvantages. Getting neutered will help your dog in many ways, such as health and behavior.
There are so many advantages to having your pet neutered that it is recommended by most professionals. Of course if you do decide to do this go and talk to your vet and see what he has to say first. Remember spaying is for female dogs and neutering is for male dogs.
It is very beneficial to your Pug to be neutered. Many types of cancers are greatly reduced when you get your Pug puppy neutered or spayed. For females the risk of getting uterine or ovarian cancer or infection is reduced to zero, and for males the chances for prostate and testicular cancer is brought down by a lot. This leaves less for you to worry about when it comes to your pet’s health.
Have you ever had problems with a dog being to territorial or always starting a fight with other dogs? Neutering helps a lot with this problem. It may not get rid of the dominant behavior completely but it will reduce it by a lot.
Spayed or Neutered Pugs tend to be a lot kinder and less stubborn. You will notice that he will have a much gentler approach when trying to get your attention. At the same time training a less stubborn Pug is much easier than a stubborn one.
You may have heard a lot of different things when asking people about neutering a dog. People will tell you a bunch of things. Things like it will make your Pug gain a lot of weight or that his personality will change. Well most of these are just myths.
A good number of people believe that after a dog gets neutered it will begin to gain weight and become obese. They especially think this is true for small dogs like the Pug. Well this is not true. This myth comes from the fact that the best time to neuter a dog is when he gets to the age where he begins to grow. At this time he will begin to gain weight whether he is neutered or not. Giving your dog a proper diet will keep him from becoming overweight.
This myth is actually true but it is not a negative thing. Your Pugs personality will change but it will change for the better. He will become less aggressive and territorial and be overall a nicer dog. Unless that’s not what you want then this is something that will make both you and your Pug happier.
With modern medicine, having surgery done to your pet is pretty safe. As long as your veterinarian uses good equipment and has experience you and your Pug have nothing to worry about. Just make sure to do your research and ask around before you pick the vet that will neuter your Pug puppy.
Like I said before, when you first get your Pug puppy you should start thinking about getting him/her neutered. It is much safer for your Pug to be neutered within the first year. At this time he is growing and maturing and it will be much easier for him to recover from the operation then it would for an older Pug.
For female Pugs it is important to get her spayed before her first heat cycle. This will prevent some problems that can occur after spaying. Pugs have this much younger than other dogs and can begin to go into heat in the first year of their life.
There are no real disadvantages to having your Pug spayed or Neutered. As long as you do it when they are still young you will be improving both of your lives.
The only real concern is the time it will take for your Pug puppy to recover. Which should only take somewhere from one to two weeks. As long as you make sure to take care of your little guy during this time then there will be no reason to worry.
Before making any decision, talk to a veterinarian or maybe even several. See what they have to say about it then make your decision.