Medical castration is a temporary solution where the vet places a small, soluble implant under the dog’s skin, which temporarily inhibits testosterone production.
Surgical castration is permanent where the vet removes the dog’s testicles.
Both have their place. If you want to avoid any permanent changes, are worried about possible side effects (e.g. anxiety), or don’t want to change your dog’s physical appearance, then the implant can be an option. It might also be more suitable in dogs with serious health problems that make an anaesthetic risky.
If, on the other hand, you have a healthy dog who you never intend to breed from, then the surgical procedure is probably a better bet.
In either case, come in and talk to us. We will be happy to talk you through both options and help you decide which is best for your loved one.
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