A vasectomy is a relatively minor surgical procedure performed to prevent a male dog from being able to impregnate a female dog.
The procedure involves removal of a portion of the ductus deferens, also known as the vas deferens, the tube which carries sperm from the testicle to the prostate and urethra.
While there are multiple medical and behavioral reasons for which we commonly recommend castration, some have advocated preserving the testicles for a variety of reasons, including beliefs that neutering increases the risks of other problems.
A vasectomy is a more minor procedure, performed through one or two 1 cm (1/2 inch) incisions. There is significantly less tissue dissection, swelling, and discomfort.
As a surgery specialist, I can offer advanced procedures to minimize anesthetic risk and maximize comfort.
I also offer/discuss other procedures that can help prevent future problems in your pet.
Please schedule an appointment with our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Jeff Christiansen at the clinic of your choice, to evaluate your pet and to discuss whether a vasectomy is right for you and your pet.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to e-mail Dr. Christiansen directly.