[/QUOTE]Originally posted by JMM@Mar 12 2005, 07:41 PM
1. Prostate cancer.
2. Prostatic cysts which can rupture into the abdomen and lead to severe infection and death.
3. Testicular cancer.
4. Benign prostatic hypertrophy which can be quite uncomfortable for the dog and cause frequent urination and bloody urine.
5. Increased chance of wandering, marking, and other undesirable behaviors.
There is a huge pet overpopulation problem in the US. If your dog is not prove in the conformation ring, health tested, has a great temperament, has superb structure, etc., it should not be bred. MOST dogs should not be bred.
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by JMM@Mar 14 2005, 09:50 AM
You might check with your vet too to see if he expects Elmo to need a dental in the next year. If so, you could do everything at once so he would only need anesthesia once. If his teeth look great, I would go ahead and schedule the neuter any time. Don't forget to have bloodwork done before hand and be sure they use only Isoflurance gas (you have to request that they be masked down and not receive an IV induction drug other than Propofol).