What does me having kids have to do with this? Yes I have kids a few then had my tubes. But a dog on the other hand is different. They do not choose to have puppies. Its the owners that say I want puppies. All you are doing IMO is making excuses for why you want to add to the over population of pets.
hearts4harley - when the testicles are removed......they are removed from the inside out. so the skin surrounding them remians and shrivels up over time. some dogs have black pigment on their testicle skin so that is maybe why it is a little black in the area where his balls used to be. it takes some time for the skin to shrivel up.
You should neuter your dog I am a firm beleiver in that my vet told me that male dogs will LIVE longer healthier lives if neutered . Neutered (castrated) males will: - not roam as much - not chase females in heat - tend to be less aggressive - be less likely to "hump" or masturbate on people and inanimate objects - mark their territory less - Do not get testicular cancer - Have markedly reduced rates of enlarged prostates, prostate cancers, and are much less prone to hernias.
the fact that sterilizing pets means we have to euthanize less homeless animals, it is for these medical reasons that I recommend neutering pets.
thank you!doggiecomehome, i'm understanding more about the neutering thing , gee..... people don't even give the other person a chance to get educated on certain topics . i'm so glad we have people like you that knows how to respond to other's.whithout jumping down their throats, stay as intelligence i was you are and you will go a long way in life. i can tell you understand me and how i feel about my dog. after learning from you i might reconsider on neutering. stay on line doggiecomehome.
i have a 4 year old german shepherd (80lbs), she was spade at 6 mos and shes had a recurring infection around her vulva for 3 1/2 years. shes been on and off antibiotics which isnt helping much anymore (becoming immune i presume) after taking her to 4 (yes 4) different vets for opinions, the last vet made the most sense of it. she recommends a "vulva plasty" operation. she states my dog was spade too young and her vulva never fully formed and now after she (my dog) pees, some of her urine is caught inside of her which causes the constant infection...any thoughts on this...money is not an issue...thank you...m
Inverted Vulva (an "INNIE") is a common genetic problem. The vaginitis can sometimes be helped with cleaning the area and there is a prescription wipe to treat this as well (like a Yeast Infection cream cloth). Urine incontinence can make this worse - because the urine gets trapped in the folds of skin - leading to a build up of bacteria. I think it can be a rather expensive surgery though! Good thing money is no problem.But I have never heard of it being due to being spayed to young .Also you should have them check for bladder stones they are more common these days.