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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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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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Does neutering a feral (4 yrs) tomcat impede his ability to protect his territory?

It is known that testosterone is a major component in muscle growth. So if an adult tomcat is neutered after fully maturing, will it lose some of the muscles it had previously gained? In general, does ...
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At what age should I start needing to separate my cats to prevent mating?

I have 2 kittens: the male is 4 months old and the female is slightly under 2 months old. My vet has informed us that if I were to have one neutered I should wait until 6 months of age. Additionally, ...
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Is my dogs spay incision infected, or is this some sort of blister?

My bitch was spayed on the 24th of August, so almost 3 weeks ago. This morning I noticed what looked like a small bruise near one end of her incision. Since then it has inflated into the photo I've ...
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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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Neutering a kitten at 9 months of age?

We have a male 9 month old 'Turkish Angora' kitten. He is very aggressive, yowling all day, doesn't want anyone to be closer to him; when anyone goes closer to him or touch him he leaves the place ...
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Is my neutered dog infected?

It has been a week since my German Shepherd was neutered. He has been wearing his collar cone, but it came off a few times. Today I noticed redness and when I tried to touch his testicles he moved, so ...
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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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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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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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Two male dogs: one neutered, one intact; they were fine until one was neutered, now he goes after intact male; will neutering other male help?

I have 3 dogs: a female Ellie (7 yrs), male Blake (2 yrs), and male Bosco (9 months). Blake was neutered a few months ago and since then has gone after Bosco completely unprovoked. Blake is half the ...
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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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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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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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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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Can a wild female rabbit be spayed?

I have a five-months-old wild European rabbit. She was rescued by a colleague from a cat's mouth. She binkys every night and roams freely. She has bonded with me and jumps on me all the time. I'm ...
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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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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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Will neutering a male cat stop it from killing kittens?

I just saw the question Facultative Cannibalism? on the biology web site, and I recalled hearing the tom cats, will kill house cat kittens. Will neutering a male cat stop it from killing kittens it ...
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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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Male cat in heat symptoms and solution

I think my cat (male, 1 yr and 2 months old) is in heat (please pardon me if "heat" is not the right term for male cats). I have dogs, but he is my first cat. He is meowing very loudly 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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Is Zinc Gluconate safe for dogs to consume?

I have been researching a good toothpaste/dental gel to use on dogs to clean their teeth and one I liked the look of was one called Maxi/Guard OraZn or the stronger strength MAXI/GUARD Oral Cleansing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to soothe a kitten that had to remain inside a carrier for extended period of time?

I recently brought my kitten in to be neutered, he was approximately 10 weeks old. He used to love going into his carrier and never had a problem with it, he'd even sleep in it if we left it out. I ...
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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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Hyperactive kitten after neuter surgery?

I took my kitten in to get neutered yesterday and when I picked him up he was obviously out of it, but still pretty aware of his surroundings. The vet tech gave us a rundown of what to expect and I ...
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Is my dog's neuter incision infected? [duplicate]

My boy Odin came home from his surgery yesterday and I want to confirm this is a normal amount of redness. The incision has a small sort of "knot" at the front of the sack. It looks a little ...
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Is my dog's neuter inscision infected? [duplicate]

My dog was neutered 6 days ago; this picture is of his sight, but sideways. I just wanna know if this is normal?

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