Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Baark! On.. Afraid of the snip

Dear Baark!
My wife and I are having a big discussion on whether or not we should get our dog neutered. She is in favour of the procedure. I am nervous that my dog will be turned into a wimpy, lazy dog and I really do not want to take away his manhood. Can you help us!

Signed, T.J Rolle

Dear T.J.
First off, you cannot take away your dog’s manhood; he never had one. He is a dog not a man.  Your dog will not care (after he heals) that his family jewels are missing. In fact he might like the rest as he will no longer be feeling the need to follow his every urge or find every female dog in heat.
Dog-hood, in contrast to the current definition of manhood is not defined by the size of the anatomy; it is defined by the ability to be loyal and loving to a family. To be honest manhood should be defined by this too!
Your dog’s personality once neutered could change slightly but it is a change that comes from not being as focused on procreation. Most owners welcome this shift in their dogs focus and are able to better handle their dog which creates a better dog – human bond.
The procedure is very safe and quick, and most dogs heal very quickly. Neutering your dog helps your dog live a healthier and long life too! We at Baark! vote strongly in favour of your wife’s thought and ask that you take your dog to be neutered.

Thanks for asking,
Baark! on!

Please spay and neuter your animals.
By ensuring your animal cannot produce more litters you are saving lives and decreasing the suffering of unwanted animals.  Please consider donating or helping with Baark!’s efforts to improve animal welfare in the Bahamas. For more information contact us at info@baarkbahamas.org or (558-3039)

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