The only part that will be removed is the testicles. As far as pain...the vet will more than likely prescribe a few days worth of pain meds. My male was back to his old self in 3 days. Didn't seem to bother him at all. You will have to keep him from getting too active for the first few days so that he doesn't pull his stitches before the incision starts to heal....stitches usually come out within a week to ten days... Hope that helps
Your dog is a male dog and thus will never look like a female to any reasonably intelligent person who can tell a male from a female. They make an incision in the scrotum and remove the testicles and nothing else. Everything else on the dog's body remains untouched. For a few days the scrotum will still hang down, but as time goes on the skin tightens up and draws up against the body in folds of skin.
oops.....I edited my last post to add more info... No it isn't like a vasectomy. Neutering is castration. The testes are completely removed. This is necessary to calm the dogs 'drive'. How old is your dog? My male was neutered at 18 months so although he does not have testicles, he still has a 'sack' ....looks pretty funny if you ask me;)
Actually a vasectomy doesn't remove the testicles, it cuts the vas deferens (I think?). Yes it is a guy thing. I have no idea why guys get so immature about neutering dogs, I wish I had a nickle for every guy who said they'd never neuter their dog because it's a 'guy thing'. No dog I've ever had has even noticed a difference, never looekd at me with accusing eyes or anything remotely similar. All the males I"ve had that hvae bene neutered have been 10x as affectionate adn loving after being neutered as they were before, because they're not 100% focused on escaping to mate with the stray bitch in heat down the street.
LOL@'marbles'....too funny ! Don't worry...your boy will be no less "manly" once he's neutered...in fact as Minniyar stated, he will probably be a much calmer, more attentive pet.......and you won't have irrate bitch owners knocking on your door wanting $ because your dog had an 'indiscretion' with theirs ;)
My step father's the same way with their Akita. He told my mother, "He's not losing them!" Luckily my mini schnauzer is too small to mount the big dogs here in town, but I guess it would be good to keep him from wandering. As of now he's never left the back yard...only goes out to do his business then comes back inside.
You should be ashamed of yourself! As to your question - What difference does it make? The main concern should be..Is he healthy...Does he have a CARING guardian..Food and a safe home..Who cares if he has testicles? Also...Always buckle up the puppy! Extremely important!!!!!!!!!!
I have no reason to be "ashamed" of myself, and I am a 'CARING' guardian...otherwise I wouldn't come here and ask questions. My family has never had a neutered dog, and they've always been happy and healthy. You being a female, I don't expect you to fully understand. It just seems freakish to me to have a male dog with no testicles. It's just the idea of them being cut off that...hurts...I guess you'd say. Maybe I will or maybe I won't have it done, but I don't understand your hostility about it.
I had one intact male dog named Ziggy,because of him being intact he never made a good house pet,he was full of testoserone ,real dominant and testy.If he was nuetered it would've calmed him down,oh and Ziggy would mark his terrtory.
In my opinion - - I think this was a really good question and there have been mostly good, supportive answers. Why would he be "ashamed"? For asking a question? Minimizing the "guy thing" is not reality. Who here wants to "mame" their pet? OK, we know neutering is the "RIGHT" thing to do, but it should be OK if someone is wanting answers to the hows, whys, etc. of the surgery. I had a brother and sister team of kittens and brought them to the vet on the same day for their surgeries. I felt worse for the little boy - I still went thru with the surgery - but I did have some guilt for a day or two. I say - good question - perfectly "normal" and caring - why make him feel bad?