Castration is a routine surgery and relatively straight forward. The main advantages are:
- Less likely to “roam” in search of female dogs
- More family orientated
- No risk of testicular disease
- Reduced incidence of prostatitis
The risks of the procedure are mainly limited to the risks of the general anaesthetic and surgical procedure but these risks are small.
The procedure usually takes around 15 minutes. Afterwards your dog will be given a buster collar and pain relief to go home with, for some well earned rest. The stitches are either removed 10 days post op or dissolve at which point your boy is completely back to normal and generally completely oblivious to what has happened. Most of our castrates are very happy to come back in for some treats at their post op check.