Dog Fixing - Considering sterilizing my female dog
What implications may dog fixing have? This surgery, technically known as ovary hysterectomy, suppresses ovaries and uterus, though is normally described as ovary extirpation. This is most invader than castration, as the abdominal cavity is opened by the sides, or by half of the abdomen in its lower surface. When a lateral incision is made, the color of the coat around the incision turn a pale color compared to the rest, but the small scar will get dark. The wound will heal quickly, and stitches must be taken out by the veterinarian 10 days after surgery.However, watch the incision in case it breaks prematurely exposing the internal tissue. After surgery, the female dog must stay calm for some days, and you should not try to encourage her to jump or anything like that. The only exercise she can make is on the I'm seriously thinking in castrating my dog. As well as castration, ovaries extirpation is irreversible, and after it, the female dog won't get in heat or pseudo pregnancies. This surgery usually takes place during the anoestro phase. Possible secondary effects are: a small risk of incontinence later on, and most important, a significant increase in weight. This can also happen to castrated male . Hair can turn rough, and many months can pass by before the hair covers the scar left by surgery. It's obvious when a male dog has been castrated (having in mind the possibility of a cryptorchidism), but in a female without ovaries, it is difficult unless you touch her skin to see the healed tissue underneath. This could be very useful with a female whose story is unknown, and therefore saving her from unnecessary anesthesia.