This seems to be the way a dog owner can reassure his male dog that absolutely nothing happened while he was asleep at the veterinarian’s. I use the masculine pronoun for the owner here because this seems to be more of a “guy thing.”
Surveys of men who own dogs show that they are often reluctant to take their dogs in for neutering since this involves the removal of the dog’s testicles.
A vasectomy is rarely performed on dogs since it is expensive and simply means the dog can’t sire puppies without causing any other behavioral changes.
For people who believe neutering will leave the animal looking maimed or “unwhole,” an answer may be Neuticles, an internal prosthetic for animal testicles.
According to their website, over 100,000 animals all over the world have been implanted with Neuticles since 1995 without a single complication. Each pet is insured for up to $2 million against any complication. Neuticles use solid silicone technology so there is no danger of leakage in the body of the dog.
Neuticles are available in three models of firmness, in sizes to fit any size dog. They should be implanted when the dog is neutered in a short two or three minute procedure, but in most cases Neuticles can be implanted years later.
About 30 days after neutering (removing the testicles) the testosterone in the dog’s system is depleted. The dog will normally become calmer and less aggressive. He will be less likely to roam or to mark his territory. Neuticles do not affect this change of behavior.
Prices for Neuticles start at $159, including handling (giggle…sorry…), delivery, and related charges.
For more information: U.S. or Canada call toll-free 1-888-638-8425.
International customers dial 1-816-690-8337.
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