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    is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    someone said its easy to tell if a dogs been neutered....BUT...

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    okay. I know someone who had their dog 'neutered'...i say it like this because all the vet did was snip(like they do with a man)...dog still had his walnuts..I know this happens with cats had one that was neutered and he still had his.

    so is it honestly always easy to tell? I've seen dogs with no walnuts left and dogs with them still.

    oops forgot to put in that some owners have neuticles(not sure if i spelled it right) put in place of the real testicles...reminds me of breast implants lol

    http://www.lbah.com/canine/dog_neuter.html
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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Maybe your friend had their dog get a vasectomy, or had fake testicles implanted. Some people do that. However, it's MUCH more common just to have the testicles completely removed.


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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    I just posted this picture on another thread for educational purposes.


    Note between the back legs. This dog is NOT neutered. When a dog is neutered there are no obvious balls. There can be a flap of skin left from where the testicles used to be. Also in young male pups the testicles may not have dropped yet.
    In rare occasions the male pup does not drop and would need to have surgery as it can be a life threatening situation.


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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    I HAVE seen cats that it's not too obvious, including my Dusty. But he was a full tom when neutered, and the sack was streched out, so if you didn't know he was fixed, you might think he was whole. I also knew a whole tom who wasn't overly endowed, and you might have thought he could have been neutered (except for the stink).

    But every dog I've even seen who was actually neutered (not vasectomized), it was very obvious. If it's just been done, there's still a hanging sack, but you can still tell there's nothing in it. Once the sack has shrunk up, it's pretty obvious he ain't got nothin' there.

    Having Neuticles would of course skew the view back there, LOL.
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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nargle View Post
    Maybe your friend had their dog get a vasectomy, or had fake testicles implanted. Some people do that. However, it's MUCH more common just to have the testicles completely removed.
    i know all my males have had them completely removed. BUT when i neutered my male cat he still had his but couldnt make babies anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by Inga View Post
    I just posted this picture on another thread for educational purposes.


    Note between the back legs. This dog is NOT neutered. When a dog is neutered there are no obvious balls. There can be a flap of skin left from where the testicles used to be. Also in young male pups the testicles may not have dropped yet.
    In rare occasions the male pup does not drop and would need to have surgery as it can be a life threatening situation.
    i know what a dog looks like when neutered but i think some people are opting for the fake testicles...they dont want their male looking 'female'...lol. ME i honestly could care less if someone calls my neutered male a girl..i know he is a male just nutless is all.
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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Pretty sure no vet would vasectomize a male cat for pet purposes (though they are used in breeding to bring females out of heat without a pregnancy). Most people neuter male cats to get rid of the tomcat issues (spraying, fighting, smelliness), not just for birth control. I bet your guy just has a stretched-out sack like my Dusty.

    I don't know anyone who would spring for $300 fake testicles for their dog. Maybe a few people would but I'm sure it's not common.
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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eris13021 View Post
    i know what a dog looks like when neutered but i think some people are opting for the fake testicles...they dont want their male looking 'female'...lol. ME i honestly could care less if someone calls my neutered male a girl..i know he is a male just nutless is all.
    Even if Basil wasn't neutered I have a feeling he would still be mistaken for a girl, lol! He has long fur, so you can't see his "boy parts" anyways, and everyone likes to assume that small dogs with long flowing fur are all female XD


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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Yes unless they are a bilateral cryptorchid (both testicals are retained.)
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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eris13021 View Post
    i know all my males have had them completely removed. BUT when i neutered my male cat he still had his but couldnt make babies anymore.



    i know what a dog looks like when neutered but i think some people are opting for the fake testicles...they dont want their male looking 'female'...lol. ME i honestly could care less if someone calls my neutered male a girl..i know he is a male just nutless is all.
    UGH! I hate it when people get all... "Your dog is gay" or "He isn't a man" if you get a dog neutered. That just shows the brain size of the person making those comments. I think if a person needs to keep their dog intact just so they themselves can feel like more of a man, they need to get a life. I wish more of them would at least be responsible with their dogs and keep them from producing more unwanted pups to fill the shelters.


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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willowy View Post
    Pretty sure no vet would vasectomize a male cat for pet purposes (though they are used in breeding to bring females out of heat without a pregnancy). Most people neuter male cats to get rid of the tomcat issues (spraying, fighting, smelliness), not just for birth control. I bet your guy just has a stretched-out sack like my Dusty.

    I don't know anyone who would spring for $300 fake testicles for their dog. Maybe a few people would but I'm sure it's not common.
    i know i wouldnt spend that much for fake testicles for a dog at all...i want them neutered for a reason.

    as for the cat. My old vet always just snipped like a vesectomy. I think it depends on the vet and the type of procedure he wants to do. My boy never sprayed or fought...he was also an indoor strictly cat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Inga View Post
    UGH! I hate it when people get all... "Your dog is gay" or "He isn't a man" if you get a dog neutered. That just shows the brain size of the person making those comments. I think if a person needs to keep their dog intact just so they themselves can feel like more of a man, they need to get a life. I wish more of them would at least be responsible with their dogs and keep them from producing more unwanted pups to fill the shelters.
    it dont matter to me if they want to call my dog names...if it makes them feel more manly to insult a dog well...then obivously they are unsure of themselves.

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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eris13021 View Post
    as for the cat. My old vet always just snipped like a vesectomy. I think it depends on the vet and the type of procedure he wants to do. My boy never sprayed or fought...he was also an indoor strictly cat.
    Ugh, I hope his other customers knew that. Most tomcats are horrible, especially when kept indoors. I certainly wouldn't use a vet that vasectomized pet cats. Cats need to be fully castrated to prevent those problems. I still doubt he did that, or most of his customers would be calling him to euthanize their male cats. Maybe he had some kind of special procedure that kind of filled out the sack and kept it looking like the cat was whole.

    I would like to find a vet that does dog vasectomies. I like whole males, but I wouldn't want the worry of keeping him away from females all the time.
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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Yes you can tell, and if the dog was neutered young you can tell even if you can't see his balls (or lack thereof).
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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willowy View Post
    Ugh, I hope his other customers knew that. Most tomcats are horrible, especially when kept indoors. I certainly wouldn't use a vet that vasectomized pet cats. Cats need to be fully castrated to prevent those problems. I still doubt he did that, or most of his customers would be calling him to euthanize their male cats. Maybe he had some kind of special procedure that kind of filled out the sack and kept it looking like the cat was whole.

    I would like to find a vet that does dog vasectomies. I like whole males, but I wouldn't want the worry of keeping him away from females all the time.
    I think you could contact vets and ask.

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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eris13021 View Post
    I think you could contact vets and ask.
    Oh, yeah, if I ever get an un-neutered dog I probably will. For all I know my vet does it. Doesn't matter because Moose (the youngest) is only 6, and it's gonna be a few years before I can even think of another dog. From what I understand, though, vasectomy in pet animals is fairly rare and it can be hard to find a vet that does it.
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    Re: is it always easy to tell if a dogs been neutered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nargle View Post
    Even if Basil wasn't neutered I have a feeling he would still be mistaken for a girl, lol! He has long fur, so you can't see his "boy parts" anyways, and everyone likes to assume that small dogs with long flowing fur are all female XD
    lol. And people think that because my dogs are big, they are boys.



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