Best time to sterilize Labrador – how old can a Labrador female be ligated

       Benefits of sterilizing male dogs

       1. Sterilization can reduce the number of times that dogs lift their legs to urinate.

       Under the influence of sex hormones, male sterile dogs like to raise their legs and urinate everywhere to mark their territory. In the male dog’s consciousness, the higher the urine, the more authoritative he will be in front of other dogs. They would drag their owners to every tree, pole, corner, whatever they thought needed to be marked. (this is also very touching.. Male dog a bubble urine, really can be divided into countless small shares, three steps a smell, five steps a leg ah… Excuse me for exaggerating, hehe, but it is true that when walking male dogs, they are very focused on doing this thing.. This is the direct reason why dog walking is not popular with many people.) Some dogs do this even indoors. Of course, after sterilization, male dogs will still raise their legs to urinate, but he will not be so “obsessed” with this matter, and the frequency will be reduced. In order to completely correct this habit, human training is needed.

       2. Sterilization can weaken the territorial consciousness of dogs and improve their aggressiveness.

       Of course, if the dog itself has a bold and stubborn temperament, or the basic amount of exercise is not satisfied, or without normal social training, sterilization alone can not fundamentally solve this problem. (male dog fight most dog parents must have seen it, can only use the word “terror”.. So we should keep up with the daily social training.)

       3. Sterilization can reduce the risk of being attacked by other male dogs.

       Even if your dog is gentle and good-natured, he who is not sterilized is more likely to be targeted by other male dogs.

       4. Sterilization can help divert the dog’s attention from other dogs to the owner.

       Male sterile dogs spend a lot of time on other dogs, either looking for a “wife” or a rival. Sterilization with appropriate training can greatly improve this point, let the dog pay more attention to the owner, obedience is good.

       5. Sterilization can reduce sexual behavior.

       Here, the £¢ behavior £¢ not only refers to the real £¢ behavior, but also refers to the dog £§ s £¢ action to the toy, even the owner’s leg or foot.. Sterilization combined with host education can reduce to avoid this indecent behavior

       6. Sterilizing can make the male dog less excited when he is around the female dog.

       It’s easy to understand that male dogs are very excited when they are near the female dogs, especially in estrus. They are always looking for potential partners. It should be noted that such behavior is often the source of trouble and even tragedy. In the vicinity of the female dog, the male dog will be desperate to whine, drool, rush, and sometimes even run away from home. I’m afraid a lot of dogs lost or in traffic accidents are because of this

       7. Sterilization reduces the risk of prostate disease.

       Prostate diseases here do not refer to prostate cancer, which is not common in dogs. The diseases here refer to prostate hypertrophy, prostate cysts, prostate infection and so on. Prostate hypertrophy occurs in 80% of non sterile male dogs over the age of five. Some dogs have difficulty urinating or defecation. Fortunately, when prostate hypertrophy occurs, as long as sterilization will quickly solve the problem, but prostate cyst, prostate infection treatment is more difficult.

       8. Sterilization can prevent cancer.

       About 7% of the uninsured dogs have cancer. Fortunately, the cancer rarely spreads and the cure rate is 90%. It should also be noted that dogs with cryptorchidism are 14 times more likely to develop cancer if they are not sterilized.

       The disadvantages of male sterilization

       1. Sterilization triples the risk of obesity in dogs. Overweight can cause arthritis, heart disease, inflammation, and diabetes. After sterilization, if the owner continues to feed the same amount of food as before sterilization, the dog will become fat. This is because the hormone metabolism changes after sterilization, so the dog no longer needs so much food. The owner should pay attention to observe the dog’s body changes in feeding, appropriate reduction, and ensure adequate exercise, the dog will not become fat.

       2. Sterilization increases the risk of hemangioma. Hemangiomas usually appear in the heart and in the heart. The incidence of hemangiomas in sterilized dogs is twice as high as that in non sterilized dogs, and the incidence of cardiac hemangiomas is four times higher. However, it should be noted that although hemangioma occurs in all dog breeds, it is more common in individual dog breeds and the probability is higher. These dog breeds include (several breeds in the original text are not understood, but they are certainly not or are not common in China, so I will choose the common ones to list.) Afghan Hound, Bernese mountain dog, Belgian shepherd, Boston Terrier, bulldog, Doberman, flat haired roving dog, French Bulldog, German shepherd, golden retriever, Labrador, Rowena, Scottish Terrier.

       3. Sterilization can triple the risk of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can lead to obesity, drowsiness, and hair loss, but these symptoms can be controlled by daily thyroid medication.

       4. Sterilization increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Obviously, reproductive hormones also protect the brain to some extent.

       5. Sterilization is risky. Twenty percent of sterilization operations are associated with at least one complication, such as adverse anesthetic reaction, internal bleeding, inflammation or infection, abscess, incomplete suture, etc. Fortunately, most of the complications are not serious, only less than 5% are life-threatening, but the mortality rate is very low, less than 1%.

       6. Sterilization at the wrong age increases the risk of hip dysplasia, ligament rupture, osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and urinary incontinence. Hormones are essential for the development of bones, joints and viscera in dogs, so early sterilization can lead to the above problems. So when is the best time to sterilize? There is no unified answer to this question. It depends on the breed and size of the dog and when it is fully developed. You should consult your veterinarian before sterilizing.

       Sterilization of Labrador dogs will not cause adverse effects, but we must pay attention to postoperative care.

       Sterilization of Labrador dogs is safe. Sterilization will not affect the health of pets, but also improve their character and reduce their incidence rate of chronic diseases. Pets will be less trouble. But to do sterilisation, they must be taken seriously. Choose a good hospital, choose a reasonable age, study postoperative care, careless.

       As for whether to sterilize cats and dogs, the concept of reproduction between human and animals is not entirely the same concept, so it is inevitable to fall into a misunderstanding when we apply the concept of human beings to the expression of animals in this issue. Sterilization of pets has become quite common. And almost all animal rescue organizations in the world advocate sterilization. On the basis of science, it is not a shame to let pets cause less trouble to people. That’s what humans have done since 14000 years ago.

       The postoperative nursing methods were as follows

       1. Put the pet dog in the nest after going home. If it has to get into a corner and refuse to come out, don’t force it, but don’t let it do strenuous exercises such as jumping, so as to prevent the wound from cracking. If it must jump, try to build some steps for it, so that it can go where it wants to go. In fact, you can also put the dog in a cage, which is more convenient.

       2. Some dogs will vomit within one or two days after the operation. This is because of the normal reaction of anesthetics to gastrointestinal stimulation, so there is no need to go to the hospital.

       If you vomit and refuse to drink water, give it 0.9% sodium chloride (normal saline), or go to the pharmacy to buy oral rehydration salt granules. It must be forced to be infused. At least 30ml per day can be fed with plastic needle tube. Continuous vomiting will make dehydration. 30ml normal saline can also promote gastrointestinal peristalsis and prevent postoperative intestinal obstruction.

       Repeated vomiting will cause a certain degree of burning on the dog’s intestines. It is suggested that when vomiting stops, the dog can be fed with some pet probiotics to help the recovery of the dog’s intestines and stomach.

       3. On the night after the operation, the dog will feel some pain. When the pet keeps singing, it means that he can’t bear the pain. Consider using drugs to relieve postoperative pain, usually one to two days.

       Don’t force yourself to eat. In general, if there are no other diseases, it doesn’t matter if you don’t eat for one or two days. When the gastrointestinal function is weak, forced feeding will also cause vomiting. The dog’s own adjustment ability is very strong, and when the state is better, it will eat automatically.

       5. Pay attention to body temperature. The dog’s normal temperature is 38 to 39 degrees. If the temperature exceeds 39.5 degrees, it is likely that the wound has been inflamed and infected. You must immediately go to the hospital for anti-inflammatory treatment. You should not give it any anti-inflammatory drugs at home, because the anti-inflammatory drugs that are not symptomatic will not only be ineffective, but also stimulate its intestines and stomach again. It may also destroy beneficial bacteria, which is counterproductive.

       6. Female dogs should pay attention to defecation. Some will because of abdominal wound pain and dare not force defecation, often make defecation posture but can not row out, at this time will be very painful. Use the mouth of the Kaiselu (available in pharmacies) to round the mouth of the bottle. Press and hold for five minutes after half the bottle. If you can’t operate, please go to the veterinary hospital.

       7. Most dogs will tear off the gauze before removing the thread. Even if it is wearing the postoperative clothes, it is useless. The owner must take the trouble to disinfect the wound, bandage and bandage it, otherwise it will be inflamed and infected. Vomiting occurs within a day or two after the operation, because of the positive reaction of the anesthetic to the gastrointestinal irritation, so there is no need to go to the hospital.


       Advantages of early ligation of Labrador female: ligation of Labrador female before the first estrus can reduce the incidence of breast tumor. In addition, it can also avoid ovarian lesions. It has been said that if you want to give birth to a Labrador female and then ligate it, your health will be better. This is not correct and impractical.

       Precautions before ligation: in addition to full 4 months, you should also have enough weight and good health. It’s better to finish the prophylactic injection. Before ligation, you should also take it to the veterinarian for assessment, and then you can perform ligation operation after confirming that you are in good health.

       Do you want an older Labrador female to be ligated? An older female Labrador can be taken for ligation as long as the veterinarian assesses her health. A lot of people think that the old Labrador doer doesn’t have to get one more knife. As a matter of fact, many Labrador female dogs have sexual and ovarian diseases when they are old. Taking ligation can avoid the occurrence of these diseases. It is beneficial to take ligation.

       It’s wrong and impractical to say that ligation after estrus or after giving birth to one or two fetuses is wrong and impractical. Studies have found that early ligation of Labrador bitches does not have adverse health effects, on the contrary, it can reduce the chance of tumor development. After estrus or birth of puppies, the effect of ligation to reduce the incidence of tumor will be reduced or not. And born puppies, there are feeding problems, whether self-care or delivery are troublesome

       Our human eyes are full of colorful colors. Can Labrador’s eyes see these colors? Can Labrador see these colors when we take a Labrador dog to appreciate the colorful flowers or buy him a bright new dress? The answer is that Labrador can also see these colors, but what he sees and I see in his eyes We see something different.

       What color can Labrador’s eyes see?

       Labrador’s eyes can’t tell red from green, but can see blue and yellow. The human eye can see color, is actually the credit of the optic vertebra cell. But because there are only two kinds of optic vertebra cells in Labrador’s eyes, only blue and yellow can be seen. Unlike humans, there are three kinds of optic vertebra cells, which can see red, yellow and blue. Although only two colors can be seen, Labrador can distinguish the depth of these colors, so in its eyes, light blue is not the same as dark blue.

       There are more rod-shaped cells in Labrador’s retina than in humans. The characteristic of these cells is that they can receive light, so Labrador can distinguish gray that we can’t distinguish, and in the dark, its night vision ability will be better than that of human beings. Labrador

       In general, Labrador’s eyes are not unable to see colors, but Labrador can only distinguish between two specific colors. So if you want to train Labrador to remember objects of a particular color, say, to bite a ball of a certain color, be sure to choose the color it can distinguish. Don’t choose colors that Labrador can’t tell!

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