Spaying and neutering your animals: Responsible pet care – Part 6

Let’s look with deep insight into a surgical procedure that has become

quite common for the life of a dog in today’s society.


Myth: Spaying or neutering your pet will prevent your dog from roaming, or from running away.

Myth: Spaying or neutering your pet will prevent food aggression.

Myth: Spaying or neutering your pet will prevent dog aggression.

Myth: Spaying or neutering your pet will reduce the chances of biting.

Myth: Spaying or neutering your pet will prevent territorial marking.

Myth: Spaying or neutering will curb hyperactivity, or will hamper drive.

Myth: Spaying or neutering makes pets better, more affectionate companions.


Fact: Neutering will remove all possibilities of testicular cancer.

Fact: Spaying will remove all possibilities of ovarian and uterine cancer.

Fact: Neutering the dog before the age of one year, and sometimes even older, removes the possibility of proper growth, to include; proportionately-sized head, neck, shoulders, and pelvis, skeletal growth, and muscular formation.

Fact: Spaying the bitch before the age of one, and sometimes older, prevents proper feminine growth to include; strong, defined hips, neck, and pelvis, skeletal growth and muscular formation.

The fact is, if people were not such irresponsible dog owners in the first place, the need for spay and neuter would be very limited. Too many dogs are spayed and neutered in our country for the wrong reasons, and the larger balance of the above examples of myths purported to dog owners refer primarily behavioral issues, not reproductive ones.

The term “fixed” has become the most commonly used terminology when referring to spay or neuter, when, in reality, the dog is not broken. Over the last number of years, the pet-owning public has been conditioned to accept not only the application of this terminology, but the accompanying thought processes that are attached to it. If you own a pet, not only is this animal “broken” for possessing the very reproductive organs God created for them and are an uncontrollable, undependable, irresponsible breeding machine that will kill or maim every person who stands in their way, but you, the pet owner, are wrong and will be a social outcast for allowing the continued existence of this animal in such condition.

We must refuse the use of the terminology “fixed” when referring to the sterilization

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