Sterilization: possible complications in dogs
Even if the operation was successful, you should not relax. You need to carefully monitor the condition of the pet in order to provide assistance in time if complications arise.
Possible complications after sterilization in dogs
Complications after sterilization in bitches
After sterilization, complications more often occur in bitches 7 years of age and older.
Hormone-dependent obesity. This is due to metabolic changes. Prevention: the use of feed for sterilized dogs, ensuring sufficient physical activity.
- Alopecia (hormone-dependent baldness). Associated with a lack of estrogen production. Prevention does not exist. Treatment: prescribing drugs containing estrogen.
Hormone-dependent urinary incontinence. Associated with a lack of estrogen. This condition is sometimes confused with senile urinary incontinence, but these are two different things.
Prevention does not exist.
Treatment: prescribing drugs containing estrogen.
Complications after sterilization in males
Early - are observed either immediately after castration, or after several hours (before the development of edema): bleeding, loss of omentum, bladder, intestines, etc.
Later: hormone-dependent obesity (associated with a change in metabolism). Prevention: the use of feed for castrated dogs, sufficient physical activity.
If any of the following symptoms appear, contact your veterinarian immediately!
Dangerous symptoms after sterilization in dogs
The dog breathes through his mouth, unevenly and heavily.
Wheezing, wet squelching in chest.
The dog's body temperature has increased or decreased by more than 1 degree.
Rapid, irregular, or intermittent pulse.
Blanching of the mucous membranes (up to blueness).
Trembling that did not stop for 30 minutes.