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Does anyone else's dog have a botched neutering?

My black lab was neutered when he was about a year old. Now he's seven, and he still acts like he's a puppy. He doesn't act like your normal neutered dog at all, he's vivacious and fiercely protective...oh, and he got "tied up" with the neighbor's female dog.

Think the vet could have screwed up?

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Asked by caitxrawks at 9:06 PM on Aug. 5, 2009 in Pets

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  • No, I don't think your vet screwed it up. I think your dog is acting like a typical lab and neutered dogs have been known to get tied up with female dogs. There just isn't puppies anyone has to worry about.


    Answer by Christina807 at 10:10 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • Labs are generally really hyper dogs (which is why I won't ever have one, lol!) And mounting another dog is a way of showing dominance. My dog was 1 1/2 when he got fixed (we rescued him) and he doesn't act any differently at all but he's a very mellow dog.

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 3:21 AM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • neutering doesn't change a dog's personality. labs are very active dogs by nature. my parents have a 12 year old Siberian husky who still runs and jumps like a pup too and she's been spayed since she was 6 months.

    Answer by MaMaLaLa369 at 10:14 AM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • My 18 month old Corgi is neutered, and he squats to pee like a puppy. He was starting to learn to raise his little short leg to pee on a tree when we had him fixed, but he quit and doesn't do it at all anymore.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 11:08 AM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • I don't know a lot about labs but my in laws had one and they are very excitable dogs and always running around like a puppy...but my little pomeranian and papillon got fixed when they were young and ever since then they always try and get busy with my moms little shih tzu puppies

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • as far as the neutered dog goes, he CAN still get stuck, because (in nicer terms...) his li'l rocket still acts as it would normally, and yes, can get "locked" with a female. She can even send her body into a false pregnancy, but as for the vet, when they neuter a dog, their licensure depends on getting both testes out, even if only one has dropped. Have no fear, he's fine.

    Answer by matobe at 2:52 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

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