Medical and Behavioral Benefits of Spaying
Spaying does have some medical benefits too. These include reduced risk of breast cancer, ovarian tumors, uterine infections. These dogs also pass on the risks that come with pregnancy, labor, and delivery. They avoid the difficult period of heat, mating, and the rough patch till giving birth to their litter, and then also taking care of the puppies till they get old enough to do so themselves.
All of this takes a major toll on the dog’s body and keeps them on their toes as they have to keep adjusting to new things all through the cycle. This ultimately results in behavioral problems such as stress-related anger, anxiety, aggression, anti-social behavior, or hypersexual behavior (humping anything or everything).
A spayed female dog, however, has a more balanced life because they don’t have to keep on adjusting to new challenges every season and every cycle. They are able to be consistent with their routines and behaviors because there is no internal switch that needs the dog to react and adapt again and again.
Finally, you might be able to understand now that a spayed female dog may actually display signs of calmness and reduced aggression because there is more regulation over their hormones after the surgery.
Do female dogs calm down after being spayed?
One of the most common reasons for a dog owner to get their dog spayed has been to calm them down or make their aggression or hyperactivity go away. One thing common between us, humans, and dogs are hormones. And we all know what a rollercoaster our hormones can put us on.
Injury, Stress, and Disease from Having Puppies
Carrying and giving birth to puppies can be very stressful on a dog’s body. It can also cause certain injuries and diseases, some of which can spread to the puppies. Spaying eliminates the risk of milk fever, brucellosis, and other reproductive disorders.
How long after spaying will my dog calm down?
These days, most pet parents consider spaying and neutering to be the norm for dogs. That’s a good thing.
Thanks to education and advancements in spaying and neutering procedures, along with help from the No Kill Movement, the rate of dogs euthanized in shelters due to overpopulation fell by 90 percent over the last 50 years or so.
That said, shelters still euthanize hundreds of thousands of dogs each year in the United States due to overpopulation. Every dog lover should be concerned about that sad fact, and the best way to help those dogs is often to spay or neuter your own pet.
But the benefits of spaying and neutering don’t just extend to other dogs. Your own dog will benefit from the procedure, too.
Spaying and neutering prevent several potentially deadly diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts between dogs. Here are a few things you should know about spaying and neutering.