I finally took the time to contact Dr. M for our neutering schedule. Officially, the medical term used for the surgical procedure of removing the dog's testicles is castration.
|Puppy Brown resting at the vetties...Ready to go home.|
Poor Puppy Brown must have felt the heavy loss of his balls because he came home like this.
|"You stole my balls," says Puppy Brown with a vengeful glare.|
This is probably the after-effect of the anesthesia given to him while his little boy part was incised to remove the you-know-what. The poor little guy hung his head like an injured soldier.
|In this procedure, Dr. M did three tiny stitches to close the exit point.|
Our next visit is due on the 21st to have the stitches removed. Hopefully, within that said period, the antibiotics and Betadine will do its charm on keeping him infection-free.
First of all, it's not as bad as it sounds. I know there are still dog lovers out there who don't understand why my purebred dogs don't get bred.
My answer is simple: I don't believe it's necessary. I used to think it was a great money-making scheme. Then, I got myself educated and realized that I'd be a hypocrite if I said I would be a good breeder and dog-lover if my purpose was to mainly earn from it.
|Even though we've been bringing him to the vet constantly, changing his diet to our best capacity, and providing him with all his physical needs, we still lost him to a condition we still don't understand.|
Also, given Buchi's history, I'd be damned if I allowed his hereditary issues to transfer from one generation to another.
A lot of people are saying, "Sayang" which means "It's such a waste."
I beg to differ. Puppy Brown lives with Asti. All our female dogs are intact and I want to keep them that way for now. Perhaps my main reason for choosing to have him castrated was convenience, but I would rather be safe than sorry. Raising puppies to dogs--ensuring they're well taken care of--is a big responsibility. I don't want to end up with puppies whose futures aren't secure.
To Neuter or not to Neuter...
Victoria Stilwell discusses facts about spaying and neutering...
In contradiction to neutering and spaying, I also want to share this video from Dr. Karen Becker to keep people informed of both sides...
Bottom line, whatever you choose, don't just choose for yourself--for your convenience, but also for the betterment of your dog. Research on neutering, spaying, and castration.
As for this pack, those balls have to go.
|"But I love every part of me," says my cute little Shih Tzu boy.|
You'll be better off without them, sweety.