English Bulldog & Miniature English Bulldog spaying / neutering
Spaying or neutering your English Bulldog is an important consideration for any responsible Mini Bulldog owner. Not only does spaying or neutering your English Bulldog/ Miniature English Bulldog going to prevent unwanted pregnancy but it also can prevent conditions such as cancer and other reproductive diseases and conditions. Spayed females and neutered males are less likely to run away when other female dogs in the area are in heat and they are also less likely to engage in pack like behavior with other dogs.
Benefits of Spaying And Neutering Your English Bulldog:
There are many different reasons to spay or neuter your Bulldog. While there is the obvious pregnancy prevention with spaying or neutering there are also other, more practical and subtle benefits. The following are all characteristics of dogs that have been spayed or neutered.
· The English Bulldog breeds tend to be calmer and less dominant towards both people and other pets.
· Female English Bulldogs will get along much better with other females, either spayed or not.
· Males English Bulldogs will be much less aggressive towards other males.
· Males will less likely run or engage in pack like behaviors even if there are other female dogs in the area.
· Males will be less likely to develop testicular cancers.
· Females will not develop ovarian cancer and will be less likely to develop breast cancer provided they are spayed prior to having their first litter.
Spayed and neutered English Bulldogs do not become less protective or less able as watchdogs. This common myth is what prevents many people from spaying or neutering their dogs. The reality is the protective instinct is not based on reproductive hormones; rather it is a hereditary trait that has been developed within the dog. It is also very dependent on the training that the individual English Bulldog or Miniature English Bulldog as had as well as the personality of the individual Bulldog.
What is spaying and neutering?
Spaying is the procedure used for female dogs. The procedure is surgical and requires the veterinarian to make a small incision in the lower abdominal area between the hind legs. The reproductive organs are completely removed from the body cavity. The incision is usually stitched up with dissolving stitches. Often the English Bulldog will have to wear a plastic cone or Elizabethan collar around her neck for a day or two to prevent her from licking or chewing at the incision. Your female English Bulldog should be kept calm and avoid any kind of jumping or strenuous exercise for the first week after the surgery.
Male dogs are neutered. This process also involves surgical procedures and general anesthesia. The testicles are completely removed with the procedure. There is no possibility of reversing either of the procedures. As with female English Bulldog breeds the male English Bulldogs will need to be kept quiet and calm for several days after the surgery.
It is important to remember that male English Bulldogs, even after neutering, may still be able to impregnate females for a period of a few days or even weeks after the surgery. This occurs because viable sperm may still be in the male English Bulldog's reproductive tract. Be sure to keep neutered males away from females for a couple of weeks after surgery just to be safe.
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