Neutering may prevent dog bites

March 13, 2009 at 12:19 pm 2 comments

We already know that spaying or neutering is one of the best things you can do for your pet, but here’s another reason why: to prevent dog bites. Dog bites and aggression are getting lots of national attention with the recent Michael Vick incident (Best Friends Animal Society  is doing an awesome job rehabilitating these dogs!), and the issue is also appearing more and more locally. But, a lot of people don’t realize that something as simple as neutering your dog can prevent the type of aggression that leads a dog to bite.

Check out this article in today’s St. Petersburg Times pointing out the benefits of neutering to prevent dog bites. 

Contact the ACT Clinic for more information or to schedule an appointment: 813-250-3900. During March, we are offering $1 rabies vaccination with every spay or neuter surgery.

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  • 1. John Hummel  |  March 13, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    My dog is usually very good, but he does get aggressive if someone touches his treats or his dinner. Usually this isn’t a problem – he never growls at *me*, but I’m more worried about the kids. He’s bitten one of them on the hand when they went to take away a chew treat because he had to be moved.

    99% of the time, he’s fine – it’s just the “touch my food and I break your face” attitude he has with anyone other than me. Is there a way to break this habit so he’s a “good dog” 100% of the time?

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    • 2. actampa  |  March 24, 2009 at 11:34 am

      John,

      We do not have behavioral experts at ACT, but this sounds like something that can be fixed with training. I suggest you contact a dog trainer. There are several in the local area that provide classes and one-on-one in-home advice.

      Good luck!
      Animal Coalition of Tampa

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