Think Twice Before You Cut Off Your Dog's Balls


Our country’s long love affair with the systematic castration—known as neutering—of male dogs (as well as other domestic species) is coming under close scrutiny these days. Recent studies showing the pronounced developmental effects of pre-mature neutering have many people thinking twice before cutting off their dog’s testicles. I know I did.

Last week, after reviewing the growing research against the invasive, organ-removing surgery, I took our youngest rescue, Gadzooks, to a Zeuterin clinic at Adopt-a-Dog in Armonk, New York. Zeuterin is an FDA-approved non-surgical sterilization procedure for puppies ages 3-10 months. Proven to be both safe and effective, the injection is similar to receiving an inoculation and allows a dog to be back on their feet within an hour. There are generally few complications, which are detailed below.

Say what? That sounds a little too good to be true. If you’re like me, you might be wondering: how does it work, and why haven’t I heard of this procedure before? The photo below offer a quick clue. Study it on an empty stomach.

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