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Is my dog’s neuter incision infected?

It has been exactly 7 days since my dog got neutered. I actually took him to the emergency vet on the 3rd or 4th day because I thought he had reopened the incision. I got confirmation from the ...
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Are there any known side-effects to neutering a cat before being 10 months old? [duplicate]

Context My wife and me own a 10 and half month old male cat. We know that we must neuter him, but we decided to do it later rather than sooner. The cat recently sprayed for the first time and my ...
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Is it okay to neuter my cat although he had been exposed to FIP cat?

I have two male cats, both are stray which decided to live in my house this past year. one cat is less than a year, 10 months perhaps, and other is probably older than 2 years, both are not neutered ...
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Cat about to be spayed, but still nursing 3 month old kittens! How to wean them?

I’ve made appointment for momma cat to be spayed, but she won’t wean her 3 kittens who are 3 months old! They eat kitten chow so don’t need to feed off her. Momma is still lactating and encourages ...
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What health advantage are there to spaying a dog? Disadvantages? [duplicate]

I was always under the (naive) impression that spaying a dog was predominantly a preventative measure against having litters. I knew maybe behaviour and demeanour would change, but that's about the ...
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Can my newly neutered male cat get his sister pregnant?

I just had my 7 month old male cat neutered 4 days ago but now his sister has gone in heat and he is chasing and mounting her. Since he is only newly fixed can he still get her pregnant? Should I ...
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Dog mounting. Help

I currently have 2 dogs, a 9 month old female collie and a 20 month old Chihuahua/jack Russell male who's neutered. We are fostering a 17 month old intact Siberian husky but seem to be having some ...
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If sterillising dogs and cats deprive them of sex hormones, does that not cause the likelihood of osteoporosis the way it does in humans?

Someone told me that surgically removing these organs negatively affects their hormone profiles, and that people started vascectomising male dogs and cats for this reason, but I don't know if a ...
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How to socialize unneutered female and male rabbit, before or after neutering?

Situation: We own an unneutered female rabbit, since one week she is alone because her partner died. The search for a new partner is difficult, because we want an adult neutered rabbit-man for her, ...
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Scholarly article on the percentage of vets who recommend spaying/neutering [closed]

Today I've been told by the vet to consider spaying our almost 3-year-old Jindo dog. We haven't spayed the dog for four reasons: A while back, doing some light research on google (meaning I only read ...
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Scholarly article on health effects of spaying a dog

Today I've been told by the vet to consider spaying our almost 3-year-old Jindo dog. We haven't spayed the dog for four reasons: A while back, doing some light research on google (meaning I only read ...
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Wanting to breed my rabbit once and then get them fixed, but is it possibly to then later slowly intergrate them all back together?

I have 2 female and 2 male rabbits and I want to breed them. The thing is, I only want to breed them one time and then get them all fixed, but I'm scared that if I wait and breed them afterwards, I ...
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How long to keep neutered dog from jumping?

I have a small toy poodle that just got neutered yesterday. She's already fully awake and acting mostly normal, just a bit slower. At first she wasn't moving much so I took the cone off, and she ...
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How do I tell if my female dog's neuter incision is healing properly?

I had my female dog neutered a couple of days ago. Since the first day, the skin on her belly has been looking red, I though that it was because of irritation. It has started to become more red and ...
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Do non neutered cats shed more hair?

I recently had a discussion with a pet owner and he claimed that non neutered male cats shed more hair due to anxiety. Is it true? I have been feeding him high quality food but within a few days his ...
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Male + female: who to neuter, who to spay

I have an unfixed male dog 4 years old, and we recently acquired a female puppy. We don't want them to have puppies. My question is if I need to fix both of them, or if I can get away with fixing one ...
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Is this normal behaviour for a cat? [duplicate]

My cat has been acting very strange today and wonder if this is normal behavior or if something is wrong. I have 2 cats, one is male and one is female. The male one has been neutered. So the female ...
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Buying new rabbits, unsure if they need neutering

So I'm going to be getting two new male rabbits (from young ages) and was wondering if it is best to neuter? I don't want them fighting and then having to separate them. Although I had an un-neutered ...
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Impossible to catch female feral cat to have stitches removed after sterilisation

A feral cat and her babies recently took up residence in our garden. We managed to trap the mum and took her to the vet to be sterilised. The kittens have now gone to a re-homing association. ...
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Intact male dog aggresion. Will neuter help?

I have a 11 months old intact male dog (mix of GSB and local dog). He used to be very sociable since I have taken him to the dog park from very early age (3 months old). He is very well behaved and ...
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How does spaying leaving the ovaries in tact affect the heat cycle?

This question and one of the comments got me thinking: What is the benefit of an ovarian-sparing spay? First comment: but the heats would be "clean" heats right? No uterus no mess? Second ...
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Should I be concerned about my recently-spayed cat's fall?

My cat was spayed a week ago and we were directed to keep her away from other pets and reduce her activity for 2 weeks. She has done everything she can to continue playing with our new kitten, but I'...
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My kitten was desexed young? [duplicate]

I got my 10 week old kitten yesterday and he was desexed 3 days before that. That seems too young. Wondering what effects this could have on his hormones, personality and development?
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Neutering's effect [duplicate]

Does neutered give any negative effect on the cat? He already have spraying problem. Some people say that it make them more passive.
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Spaying my female dog and feeling guilty

I have my Indian female dog "Hazel" which I treat like my own daughter (though I am a bachelor). I was reluctant to get her spayed as I felt like keeping her intact will be good. But I need to go to ...
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Do I have to neuter my 14 month old Husky cryptorchid?

We have a 14month old adorable husky. His testicles never descended to this day , when he was 6 month old , the vet said he is a bilateral crypt-orchid and suggested surgery for getting his testicles ...
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How's much supervision will my two male cats need after neutering?

I've recently realised that I need to rearrange my two male cats neutering. The best time would be during some holiday I already have booked off from work, but shortly after that (1-2 days) my wife ...
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Why aren't just ovaries removed in cat spaying?

Spaying is technically called an ovariohysterectomy. Why aren't just ovaries, and not also the uterus, removed in spaying a cat?
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Is it standard procedure for vets to check if a cat is pregnant before spaying?

Before cats are spayed, owners can choose to have blood-work done to see if the cat can undergo anesthesia. During this blood-work, do veterinarians usually check for the hormone (hCG?) indicating ...
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Should I get my baby cottontail rabbit who is extremely domesticated neutered?

I know it is very risky to get a rabbit neutered. My baby is wild but acts very domesticated. He has his own bedroom and it is right next to my bedroom. He gets loads of attention and lots of ...
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Can a male cat look like he isn't neutered when he is?

I recently adopted a pair of cats from a shelter, male and female. I was told that they were neutered and spayed, but the male appears to have normal testicles. I'm taking the cats to my own vet for a ...
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How much time have to pass until a cat can be pregnant again after giving birth?

I have a 1 year old cat and she gave birth to four kittens five weeks ago, so she is still breastfeeding them. My question would be: is it possible that she is pregnant again (she can go out any time)?...
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How dangerous is for a female cat to never be spayed?

My female cat is about 3 years old. I have been advised to desex it for the sake of its own health (cancer and infections of the urinal tract). How significant would be the health benefits to it?
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How soon after giving birth can a cat be spayed?

The cat is pregnant and we want to get her spayed, we don't want her to accidentally get pregnant again nor do we want to put her or the kittens at risk. How long do we need to wait? If she is still ...
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Neutered male cat still trying to mate?

Our 8 month old male cat was neutered this morning. Back at home after surgery, still slightly groggy, he immediately attempted to mate with his mother, at least 3 times within an hour. Why would he ...
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Nervous about my male cats neutering procedure

I'm hoping to get an appointment to get my one year old boy done this week... as he has started targeting his little 2 month old sisters that live in the same apartment block... Not nice. I'm ...
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Do recently neutered male dogs have a tendency to gain weight?

My dog is being neutered as I'm writing. He is a Brittany, 21 months old and is quite light weight (15.5kg). He's having quite a lot of exercice, a least 3 hours off leash per day in a dog park or in ...
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Will there be a behavioral change after chemical castration of a male dog?

There are already a few questions about neutering male dogs, optimal age, negative effects and benefit of chemical castration but here I'd like to know wether or not the "sniffing around" behavior of ...
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How can I get my unsocialized cat into the carrier to be spayed?

12 weeks ago I bought a British short hair cat. I saw her in a cattery at breeders cattery at bottom of garden, well l think I did but the cat she was cuddling and kissing was a lot bigger. When i ...
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Determining if a Female Cat Was Spayed

Is there an easy (external) way to tell if a female cat has been spayed? A neighbor is considering adopting an abandoned stray and I'm trying to help them determine if the cat has already been spayed.
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How do I stop 2 stray cats that fight

I have adopted 1 stray cat that fights with another stray cat. I would like to adopt the other stray cat, would that be possible? the cats are both toms and have not been neutered. Is there any ...
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Do spayed cats still spray?

If I get my indoor female cats spayed, will they no longer spray? Or will they just spray for territorial reasons only?
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Will our middening kitten get better at using the tray after spaying?

Our kitten caught us out by coming on heat before we had a chance to spay her. We are awaiting for her to come out of heat to get her spayed. In the meantime she is defecating anywhere but the cat ...
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neutered male dog fights with intact male dog. Will neutering help?

We have a male dog who is neutered. He has always been well socialized and has spent a lot of time with other dogs and gotten along great (both male and female). We adopted an intact male dog and ...
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How long after neutering will a male cat continue to mark/spray territory?

I've taken in a stray cat who is an intact male. I'm estimating his age at less than 2 years, but I don't have experience with young cats. He is at the vet today and will hopefully be neutered (it ...
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Neutering my dog

Dog breed : Korean Jindo Age : 2 years 6 months Gender : Male Status : Not neutered. Never been mated. Personality : Shy, very sensitive, timid, very soft-hearted Walk : Twice a ...
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Do cats grow larger if they are not neutered?

Some people suggest that a male cat grows larger if he is not castrated until the age of one year. Is that true? I'm hoping that maybe some studies have been undertaken on the subject to either prove ...
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What can I do when the cone of shame is too heavy?

Our puppy Dachshund had an Ovarihysterectomy performed on Monday (she was spayed). She has a small (approximately 2 inch) sutured scar on her belly. She was given a cone to wear and we were asked to ...
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Side-effects of spaying or neutering a cat?

What are the potential side-effects of spaying or neutering a cat?
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How to tell sex and spay/neutered of rabbit?

I found a domesticated rabbit on the side of a bike trail in a park. I've had it 12 hours and contacted local rescue / police in case someone reports it missing. While I take care of it, I have a few ...