It is widely – and falsely – believed that neutering “calms a dog down”. The argument sounds like the owner of an un-neutered aggressive dog harassing the dogs in the park. Being close to you can help him as he recovers and heals after his surgery. Or just nervous...) the producing of a muzzle, and being subject to the device sets the un-neutered dogs on edge and causes difficulties and aggression. As a vet tech and dog trainer of several years who has owned in tact animals, I’m going to have to call bullshit. Aggression: females may be less aggressive toward both dogs and people after they’re spayed. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Dogs have gender identity. This can be dangerous to your dog, but eliminating her heat cycle by spaying can reduce or eliminate her drive to wander and visit other dogs. This can sometimes by preferable to the hormones, because artificial hormones can come with their own set of problems. What about the backgrounds of these dogs? I'm on the ground with these animals, day in and day out for my job. It is based on owners directly reporting the occurrence or non-occurrence of specific behaviors in their dogs in a structured way. We are not fully ready to answer questions in a timely manner as we are not officially open, but we will do our best. Since her surgery she is acting very strange. A human psychologist whose publication is "Gods, ghosts and black dogs: The fascinating folklore and mythology of dogs". The main reason a dog whines after surgery is because they’re uncomfortable. Pretty much every vet agrees that an animal will do better when neutered or spayed. She has also marking with her urine and my male was marking over her pee. It is a long questionnaire, involving 101 items, and it has been shown to be a valid and reliable way of testing various aspects of canine aggression, fear and anxiety, attachment, excitability, energy level, and other factors. More university studies are pointing to endocrine issues and growth ratios with early sterilization. it is known, that an occurring testosterone deficit will cause the cortex to malfunction. Licks his weewee and licks his pee off the ground and whole face quivers. For this reason he never displayed signs of aggression toward other dogs/people he knows/complete strangers and also, for this reason he is able to remain calm in perturbing situations (I must add that he wasn't profesionally trained by this age, my main focus being the relationship between us). Many things are individual to the dog, but just like with humans, you can't assume some behaviors won't change. In 2009 the AVMA released a statement titled "Mandatory spay/neuter a bad idea" and commented on the associated side effects. In my career in dogs I've never found a problem with whole male dogs, and I have found many downsides with neutering, especially early neutering. Until both are exposed to peer review where methodology, statistical analysis and conclusions can be examined for strengths and weaknesses, we cannot draw conclussions from the findings, regardless of how large the sample size may be. Dogs they thought may have to be separated, ending up being able to continue living together. It is thought that other dogs or cats in the home might well react this way because they are scared of these strange odours which they do not associate with your dog. This is normal for a dog in recovery after a major abdominal surgery. I appreciate Dr. Coren's synopsis and commentary on these research findings. Shame on Psych Today for even publishing this when our country is still killing 4 million unwanted cats and dogs every year. You won't see the details here. Now, while the impact of later de-sexing, lets say at the age of 3, won't have this impact on the development of the cortex structure, it needs to be considered that the cortex was setup (for the last 3 years) for certain hormone levels. How about unwanted litters? Stanley Coren, Ph.D., FRSC., is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. This is normal for a dog in recovery after a major abdominal surgery. My dog is whining or making strange noises after sedation. I have a rescue lab/pit who is about 3 or 4 years old. Keep your newly-spayed kitty in a quiet room separated from foot traffic and other pets. This is a summary of the research. What it can do is affect his emotional state, and what behavioural options occur to him. She should be back to her old self in a day or two though, according to Mar Vista Animal Medical Center. Behaviors can be both positive and negative. Behavior and Other Long-term Changes After Spaying and Neutering While a dog’s fundamental personality will not change after a spay or neuter surgery, there are some changes you might observe, including: Behavioral changes are more pronounced among neutered males. If marking is reduced in post-sterilization dogs, the behavioral differences might stem entirely from a dog's experience of living in a house it has marked versus living in an unmarked house. About the only positive effect on behavior that seems to result from spaying and neutering is the roughly 68 percent decrease in urine marking. You're concerned about the sources and references in this article, but the best you could offer is that teenage boys have aggressive unneutered dogs in your experience, and you claim your own neutered dogs have enjoyed happy settled lives. We are not fully ready to answer questions in a timely manner as we are not officially open, but we will do our best. Well, technically this might be your boyfriend’s cat, but the … Should Desexing Dogs Continue to Be the Rule? However, since my interests focus on behavior these gave me little insight. Given that one of the accepted behavioral reasons for spaying and neutering is to reduce aggression, the distressing results of these studies are that spayed and neutered dogs actually show considerably more aggression. Quentin Coleman has written for various publications, including All Pet News and Safe to Work Australia. Let us think intelligently about these data rather than jumping on the band wagon because their purpoted ideas align with ours. Since he has been attacked (unprovoked 7 times) I for sure feel there is a correlation. I would have liked to see references on this beefier than a symposiums proceedings and a Master's thesis. In fact, it is against the law to neuter dogs in Norway unless there is a specific medical reason. What Happens during Spay or Neuter Surgery. Both of these studies used the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (usually abbreviated as the C-BARQ) which was developed by Serpell and his associates. Cats are only in heat part of the time, however, and this is the only behavior which should change. ... Another way to control your dog’s behavior after his neutering surgery is to put him on a leash. if this behavior continues for longer than a week or if the incision is oozing or opens up, then you need to consult the vet again. if this behavior continues for longer than a week or if the incision is oozing or opens up, then you need to consult the vet again. She will still play, vocalize her opinions and actively hunt after the operation. A possible scenario is of using dogs presented for behavior problems v all dogs presenting to a hospital for any reason, or using dogs from a single geographical area (say, the NE). Strange dog behaviour after being spayed? And I have worked for a vet and council so seen innumerable dog attacks. In Dec. 2007 the AVA (Australian Veterinary Association) released a position paper stating: ..." Examples of mandatory de-sexing have failed to produce positive outcomes in either the USA or Australia. But she's been behaving very abnormally.... She's always anxious almost paranoid. I think you'll find there are thousands more recent, actual dog-science focused articles out there. Appropriate care after spaying a dog can help to keep her healthy, reduce the chance of complications, and have your dog feeling back to … He graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Finally, the recommendations on early spay and neuter are made more for their medical benefits and because in the USA, pet owners are not nearly as responsible as they are in some European countries and pet overpopulation is such a problem that early spay/neuter is a stopgap measure. Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis? My own research indicated a similar correlation. Copyright 2020 Leaf Group Ltd. / Leaf Group Media, All Rights Reserved. Where is the scientific evidence that de-sexing for dogs from an early age of 8 weeks is safe??????? isn't it reassuring that they all now the cause and know what to prescribe after the shit happens? Neutering Causes Behavior Problems in Male Dogs Neutered male dogs are more likely to show aggression and fear-related behavior. My 4 1/2 year old Siberian Husky named Maya was spayed on Tuesday. Why did they keep her for a week? You will only find the details you are looking for in the original research articles. Why Is a Dog Combative and Aggressive toward Other Dogs? The number of dogs tested in these two studies is quite large. It was published in The Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Nonsurgical Contraceptive Methods for Pet Population Control*. "Your dog should be spayed or neutered because, "Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than do those who have been spayed or neutered. Also, in Romania, the majority of the veterinarians refuse to neuter/sterilize a dog before the age of 1 and 1/2 - 2 years old. In other countries there is hardly an over population problem, yet they leave their pets unfixed. Females with too little estrogen can become more aggressive and no longer submit to other more naturally secure and dominant dogs. For instance, to take 1 to 3 year old dogs, thoroughly analyze the behaviour prior to the neutering and then monitore the behavioural changes. Your perceptions are a result of industry indoctrination, I suspect. So... yeah, something tells me this is based on extremely limited science. A Hungarian study showed 57 percent intact dogs, and a British survey found 46 percent intact dogs. Neutering eliminates much of this behavior. I don't however recommend the plug ins for neutered aggressive females, because for some reason it can make them more aggressive. At this moment though, I can't imagine quite what we will do with this information in American society with the push to spay/neuter to control pet overpopulation. As a healthcare professional as well as professional dog trainer, I don't find this hard to believe. The problem isn't whether people get their animals fixed or not, it's whether they are responsible enough to not contribute to overpopulation. I got her spayed on Tuesday and she has been acting very different ever since. My dog is acting strange after being spayed.? Spayed dog - strange behavior Showing 1-23 of 23 messages. Behavior and Other Long-term Changes After Spaying and Neutering While a dog’s fundamental personality will not change after a spay or neuter surgery, there are some changes you might observe, including: Behavioral changes are more pronounced among neutered males. The possibilities of pyometra? Therefore, the pup is the most confident and fearless pup I have ever seen (at 8 months) which I value a lot because he never panics and he never gets scared of people/other dogs/other big animals/incredibly loud noises etc. I've owned several intact males and as a trainer worked with thousands of dogs over the course of 29 years. SOME THINGS WILL LOOK WEIRD AND/OR NOT BE CORRECT. I bet it goes down, along with marking things with urine. I have a rescue lab/pit who is about 3 or 4 years old. Any possible habits an animal might develop are by far outweighed by the benefits of population control. We’ve Got Depression All Wrong. There are some - there's a well-known G-Shep who comes into my clinic on the regular who's quite tame - who break the rules. I agree, I see that the study, as presented, compares some neutered dogs to other intact dogs but I would be interested in a before & after study on the same dogs. The devil's advocate response is that staff behavior (nervous, defensive, stiff, maybe? Females tend to wander farther than normal when they are in heat, so your outside cat should stick closer to home after the operation. Stanley Coren is the author of many books including Gods, Ghosts and Black Dogs; The Wisdom of Dogs; Do Dogs Dream? One did cut back her activities for a day, but was up and running the very next day. Sorry folks for being so long winded...it just brought back bad memories. Gods, Ghosts and Black Dogs; The Wisdom of Dogs; Do Dogs Dream? Males can become insecure and give mixed signals which increases the likely hood of getting into fights with other dogs. Give her a week or two to rest and heal before she starts jumping around. help please! What's next, proclaiming stallions are better suited for children than a gelding? A different worrisome finding is that there was a roughly 31 percent increase in fearfulness for both sexes. Really? This is a serious public good issue. Considering that the act of the spay or neuter surgery effectively eliminates the hormones that we know are needed to run multiple endocrine systems in any living being, and knowing that lack of endocrine production does indeed affect behavior in many ways,it only re- enforces my belief that spay neuter is more damaging than it is helpful. This isn't sufficient. Over the years I have had numerous dogs spayed. According to them, the idea that a dog should be neutered to control certain behavior tendencies seems to be a uniquely North American notion. Everything is healing fine, she's eating normally, no vomiting or sickness, bathroom habits are good too. The risk of bleeding after surgery is also lower among smaller dogs. None of the numerous animals I have had have ever exhibited strange or unexpected behaviors. I am not seeing enough evidence here to believe that the behavior issues with these dogs stems entirely from their being neutered rather than being the result of other factors. The risk of bleeding after surgery is also lower among smaller dogs. There are too many measures for me to report in detail, however, the main results were the same across all three samples of dogs. My vet knows her well, as we co-owned and she resided with him for a number of years. go to a dog park....intact dogs cause trouble. SOME THINGS WILL LOOK WEIRD AND/OR NOT BE CORRECT. However, sometimes after an ovariohysterectomy, some female dogs continue to exhibit the behavioral and/or physical signs pertaining to estrus. Posted May 09, 2018 I have to neuter my purebred 8mo siberian husky for some medical reasons and my main concern is related to possible behavioural changes. She is still on pain medication. All you need to to do is search for the original research articles online. Furthermore, Ted Kerasote, an investigative journalist, profiled the difference between European and American dogs and found the same constitutional deficiencies in the American dogs that Dr. Coren refers to in this article. Prostatic hypertrophy. No. On a similar note, I attended a lecture that included some pre-publication data on spay/neuter effects on various breeds, indicating that the timing may be critical. Taken all these well verified and acknowledged facts in to account, how can we seriously assume that such a change in crucial hormone levels would not have an impact on how the cortex performs and therefore on the dog's behaviour? ", "Many aggression problems may be avoided by early neutering. Doing so on a large number of dogs that benefit from the same leadership and attitude from the handler and the same environment, before and after the surgery, would be able to give us valuable informations about the behavioural changes that may occur. Source: Ildar Sagdejev Photo — Creative Commons License. This is accompanied by a 33 percent increase in touch sensitivity. Over the years I have had numerous dogs spayed. I want more data points. I'm familiar with hormone replacement being used in neutered females. Based on her uncharacteristic behavior and otherwise clear blood work we are trying her on DES because he suspects her testosterone is too high and supplementing with Diethystibestrol (DES) 1mg (synthetic estrogen) will bring balance back to normal behavior. Neutering Causes Behavior Problems in Male Dogs Neutered male dogs are more likely to show aggression and fear-related behavior. You are citing a controversial journalist who advocates for pit bull bans. While I find myself on the other side of most issues, I recognize Dr. Coren as one very well-reasoned, able to succinctly synthesize the latest research and presents his argument with a logical underpinning. A different worrisome finding is that there was a roughly 31 percent increase in fearfulness for both sexes. Some dogs behave normally within hours of surgery. Watch tv or read a book while you spend some time with your dog. the size of these effects is quite large, varying from a low of around a 20 percent increase to more than double the level of aggression in the neutered dogs as measured by the C-BARQ scoring scale. I know my own took me several years to complete, and my faculty advisor remarked that it was better than that done by a lot of his PhD candidates. All our other Rotts where neutered and all got a various form of cancer and passed. It is extremely strange. OUR FORUM IS UP BUT WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF UPDATING AND FIXING THINGS. Before that he submitted and loved all dogs. Getting your cat fixed can stop her from spraying pungent scent markers everywhere, but she may continue to do it if it became a habit before she was spayed. The vast majority of the research done on spaying and neutering has focused on medical issues, such as the reduction of the incidence of certain cancers and hormonally related diseases and canine population control. Half of the study dogs were spayed at 5 to 10 months of age, and the other half were intact. I can go on for pages but I'll end saying that if you'd like to see dogs come in with fewer issues, try having puppies come in for more fun visits than negative for a start or try working in a vet office with less volume of owners that wait until the last minute to take a dog in for issues and maybe you'll get different results. Spaying doesn't necessarily mean your cat won't be as nice as she used to be, but it is possible that she won't be as warm or persistent after her hormone levels drop. I'm not clear on exactly what you are trying to say here, but if in your first sentence you are trying to say that these researchers attributed the results to a single cause when there are multiple factors affecting behavior, I don't believe this is accurate. Fascinating information, and we definitely need to delve deeper into these hypotheses. True for all dogs? With the guidance now more commonly tilting to neutering/spaying later in the dog's life (e.g., age 18-24 months) rather than younger, I wonder if the data offers any insight into the impact (pos. Most dog owners believe that the hormone-related mood swings and aggressive sexual behavior disappears after the removal of the reproductive organs. Cats in surgical recovery may experience temporary behavioral changes. I want to see peer-review and repeatability. So the tablets you can buy in stores for firework fears etc also worked. Spaying your dog decreases the risk of mammary cancer and completely eliminates risk of ovarian or uterine cancer. Permalink. Debunking Misconceptions of Spay / Neuter Surgeries. Where she stays all day. Don't let your cat chew at the wound. Others whimper, cry, pace, moan and try to bite the incision for several days afterward. The area is sutured closed and many cats resume normal behavior and activity level within 48 hours. In addition, the feedback that controls the hormone levels via the hypothalamic–pituitary–testicular axis is compromised as there is no gonad anymore that could give a feedback to the controllers. It is extremely strange. During a spay, the term for females, the uterus and ovaries are removed via the abdomen. Looking at the more logical side, I will contend that the rushed atmosphere of any high volume clinic is far from conducive to sweet behavior from any animal. Let's talk about the cancer rate for cryptorchid males, shall we? PS: I live in Europe - Romania. It is largely influenced by genetics and socialization (nature and nurture). Why? If your cat isn't back on her feet after the first two days, then it may be time for a trip back to the vet. I find this study to be woefully incomplete. Glad to see it's being rediscovered and kudos to Dr. Coren for reporting on it. Don't worry, spaying your cat won't make her fat, boring or particularly meditative. A true, blinded experiment, complete with a sham or alternative surgery for controls, would have to be done before claims like this are made. So, could it be that this so highly promoted tool is just the wrong tool in the box as the results are obviously less successful? Are heat cycles fun to you? Too bad science all too often loses sight of these simple truths. She crys and whines often and she has been carrying 4 squeaky toys around with her. Never informed, never offered by the vet! Mandate, Shmandate: Who Is (and Is Not) Staying at Home? A common mistake that is usually ignored or overlooked is selection bias; at this point we do not even know how the test subjects were selected. Interesting. Do you know what a pseudopregnancy is, and how intact females will bite their own owners who get too close to their "litter"? These results have been confirmed in another, more recent, large scale study. Keep an eye on her but treat her normally as far as possible (no nursing toys etc) and she should be fine. To think that one can cut off one of these legs and have no impact on behavior will prove very outdated. According to two large sample investigations, there appear to be some surprising and undesirable behavior changes in dogs who are spayed or neutered. Dog attacks - to other dogs or human - cause great harm. Removal of the gonads in such a crucial phase will have unpredictable impacts on the development of the cortex, and therefore on behaviour. Almost all of your intact males are aggressive while in your clinic? Her risk of contracting pyometra, a bacterial infection of the uterus, is also lower. Some dogs do go through a bit of withdrawl afterwards. [Help] Strange behavior after spay? It is always important to spay and neuter domestic cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets etc. And if it is really about overpopulation, why isn't the recommended "silver bullets" procedures like vasectomy or tubal ligation, both surgical procedures with significant less side effects, both much less invasive, and even cheaper?????? Yes, there is some question as to appropriate age for large breed dogs to be neutered due to growth reasons. But what your dog is experiencing … I've literally seen over a thousand animals in my career, and when an intact male walks in, the first thing everyone does is eyeroll and get a muzzle. What Happens during Spay or Neuter Surgery. ", "Female dogs, like males, have an increased risk of aggression if left intact. My husband says NO to fixing the new Rott because he is afraid of him getting Cancers. She puts them under the bed and licks them. One did cut back her activities for a … Get the help you need from a therapist near you–a FREE service from Psychology Today. The pups were taken out at that time. Given that a sample only needs to be 1/10 the size of this one to be predictive, I think I would look seriously at this and try to find the reasons for the results rather than simply dispute the results out of hand. Spayed/neutered dogs often if not largely come from rescue/shelter situations in the States, whereas the vast amount of intact dogs will come from other origins, as most US shelters/rescues will not adopt out intact dogs. The spay operation removes the reproductive tract, decreasing the amount of reproductive hormones in... After Surgery. by jessica (florida) I got my four month old kitten spayed today. 4 Words That Will Motivate You to Do Anything, Stop Overeating with One Powerful Mind Trick. ... Take her to get spayed sometime around 6 months. This type of surgery results in the cessation of subsequent estrus (heat) symptoms in the female. Let's talk males. Apparently URLs are not allowed, so search for UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) and look at Events | Archive | and scroll down to February 19, 2015. Urine marking. They may have kept her just so they could administer pain medications. are effected by spaying/neutering, also other hormones like LH have been recorded 30 times higher in de-sexed dogs leading to obesity, multiple health issues etc. Some dogs do go through a bit of withdrawl afterwards. Whole means heal, whole means health, it's really just simple common sense. or neg.) Some of these websites will even talk about "The Responsibility of Spaying and Neutering Dogs." Don't be surprised if your cat acts a little weird for the first few days after her operation. Considering that one of the reasons recommended for spaying and neutering dogs is to correct a range of canine behavior problems, Duffy and Serpell's conclusions expose this to be a myth when they say, "For most behaviors, spaying/neutering was associated with worse behavior, contrary to conventional wisdom.". Post-Spay Changes. Some dogs become irritable or nervous and even feel pain due to ovulation. Is Your Dog Really Helping You Make It Through the Pandemic? I'm just shaking my head wondering if the authors of this BS so called "research" actually ever owned a few dozen dogs, worked with hundreds of horses, ever had cats, or also in my case, raccoons. I was stunned when I saw this on the side of my screen and totally appalled when I saw the paucity of relevant sources. Now our Rott. Contrary to one commenter above, Dr. Coren is a very credible voice on all things dogs. Testosterone increases confidence. She was pregnant with 6 pups and I had her spayed 6 days ago. Born to Bark; The Modern Dog. Director at the NIH she discovered a tripartite system of the endocrine system, immune system, and central nervous system which she termed the "psychosomatic network." This is completely against everything we see in actual veterinary medicine, and will encourage people to leave their animals intact. The changes also depend on many factors like the age of the dog, the post-surgery medication that is prescribed, and the change in the dog’s lifestyle after being neutered. And do not for one *second* try to tell me an intact dog is less likely to fight me when it's his turn for vaccines or blood draws. , vocalize her opinions and actively hunt after the shit Happens also marking her! And give mixed signals which increases the likely hood of getting into fights with other dogs further was... 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