Our question this week was:
Can a dog (8-month-old male) be banded as a form of neutering?
Hi – thanks for your email. You asked if a male dog that is 8-months-old can be banded as a form of neutering. The answer is no.
For those that don't know, banding is a form of neutering large animals – especially well known for calves. That is a practice that after a male cow is born – he testicles are "banded" which involves placing a constricting rubber piece – like a band – above the testicles. Eventually they receive no blood supply and die – eventually falling off.
In older animals and dogs – the risk of complications is high including life-threatening infections. I do NOT recommend this. The safest way to have your dog neutered is to see your local veterinarian.
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