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Will Neutering Calm an Aggressive Dog?

by Adopt a Pet, | January 11, 2024

Will Neutering Calm an Aggressive Dog?

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Neutering can help to calm an aggressive dog, and can stop roaming—but it may not be a cure-all to the problem. Still, you may find that your dog calms down greatly after being fixed. Plus, a reduction in aggression isn’t the only benefit to neutering your pet. Unless there is a specific reason not to neuter your dog, you should do so. If your dog is aggressive, he should be neutered without question.

Benefits Of Neutering/Spaying Your Dog 

A big part of aggression in many male dogs has to do with fighting other males or fighting females who aren’t interested in his advances. Aside from calming an aggressive dog, neutering is a kind thing to do for your pet as it provides many benefits that help them to live a happier, healthier life. Here are some other reasons to neuter or spay your dog:

  • It reduces the risk of developing certain medical conditions, including some cancers, is reduced in pets who are fixed.

  • Since your neutered/spayed dog is less likely to roam, he has less of a chance of becoming lost or being hit by a car.

  • Dogs who are neutered or spayed have a longer lifespan than those who are not.

  • You won’t have to worry about contributing to the pet population problem. 

Plus, it will save you from having to deal with all the hassles that go along with dogs who are in heat. So, will neutering calm an aggressive dog? Yes, it will certainly help. Even if your dog isn’t aggressive, however, spaying or neutering your pet is good for the dog and it’s the right thing to do as a person who cares about animal welfare. 

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