I'm pretty sure I don't have to identify which photo is pre and which one is post neuter.
But just in case, to the left my standard poodle with his testes and to the right without.
Rumour has it this excess skin will eventually shrink until it's a barely noticeable furry glob.
I’m human, I had to look, guilty as charged! Hahahaaaa!
You had to! ~ karen
Good boy Phil and Mom you got it over with! Your timing made good sense. I love the cover he's wearing...is that instead of a cone for no licking..itching. I was told to watch my poodle girl between 6 mnths and a year...sort of scary as I'm not a vet..but it's amazing how these beautiful animals become our children. So I will choose the most non invasive method with tacking. I go to S Crk...with Dr. W now as my dear Dr. S moved. Do you reccomend them for this? I hope Phil feels more comfy each day...so you will as well. Merry Christmas!
Hi Wendy! Yes, that's where I went and all went well. It took a couple of months to get the appointment because the vet who does the tacking comes in from elsewhere just once a month. As an aside, Dr. S. is now at a clinic in West Hamilton, just past Fortinos on Main Street, near where the CNIB used to be. I know people who followed her there because she was such a great vet. :) ~ karen!
I wish I’d known about tacking - I lost my beloved Bouvier when her stomach flipped one evening, while we were out of town and not there to help her. Happened years ago and my eyes still well up when I think of how her life ended.
That's awful. I'm sure tacking wasn't nearly as common years ago. Plus, it can happen so quickly that even being home may not have made a difference. ~ karen!
If I remember correctly there were two approved methods for gelding sheep in the Outback - put a rubber band around them til they shrivel and drop off, or the older way, cut the sac open and bit them off.
This knowledge may come in handy.
I've also been witness to the rubber band method! The biting thing took but that took a different direction. ;0 ~ karen!
I remember when we got Tucker’s beans removed when he was 7 months old. And they were really little beans! But even his tiny coin purse shrank and eventually was very hard to find. Sadly his neck tumor grew incredibly fast and we let him go on the 5 th, exactly 3 months from his 12 birthday.
We loved him his whole life.
We’ll miss him for the rest of ours.
Give Philip a big hug from us.
That's the hardest part. :( ~ karen!