Owning a dog is a worthwhile experience because they’ll fill your life with joy, loyalty and love. One of the toughest decisions is whether you decide to neuter your dog as it will calm them down at the expense of being able to have puppies. For an owner looking for an alternative solution there’s an implant called Suprelorin that prevents fertility and suppresses libido in male dogs.
The implant is placed beneath the skin between the shoulders and releases a hormone called deslorelin. As long as the deslorelin is being released the dog will remain infertile for at least 12 months. It should be noted that it can take between 2-3 weeks after implantation for testosterone to be reduced and around 6-8 weeks for the dog to become infertile. As a precaution, male dogs should be kept away from females until the time has passed.
As there’s been no investigation into how the implant effects puppies it’s recommended that your dog be allowed to reach puberty before it’s considered. Pregnant women should avoid administering the implant. If you’ve chosen to implant your dog then make sure they are restrained and the application needle is covered until the right moment.
Using Suprelorin is advantageous for dogs who can’t undergo surgery as well as owners who don’t want their dogs castrated. Suprelorin can also be used as a trial run for anyone who is unsure. Studies have shown that the fertility suppression is reversible, even after up to four implants.
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