We promised our readers, and our new friend Eleanor and her sister, that we will be posting a photo documentation of Moy-Moy's neutering yesterday. We trust in our adopted native dog's very short span memory to forgive us for not letting him say "goodbye" to his willy first. It was for his own good.
Some images might be a tad too graphic for our readers; if you think you are like The Secretary who fled before The Animal Doctor was done with stitching, then you might want to scroll faster.
At 12:30 PM, The Animal Doctor started preparing his tools.
12:45 PM. The Assistant getting Moy-Moy's weight so The Animal Doctor could determine the amount of anaesthetic to be used on Moy-Moy. Neutering is done with the animal under general anesthesia.
12: 50 PM. The Animal Doctor getting ready to give Moy-Moy pre-anaesthetics to avoid the adverse effects associated with general anesthesia like vomiting where the dog could choke himself to death.
1:0o PM. Moy-Moy is injected with Zoletil, the only registered general anaesthetics for animal use in the Philippines.
The effect of the Zoletil is instantaneous; Moy-Moy is immediately anaesthetized, with only his palpebral and pupillary reflex present( which means Moy-Moy can still blink and stare).
The Animal Doctor prepares to shave Moy-Moy's perineal area in preparation for surgery. He wants the surgical incision site to be sterile and free of any contaminants.
1: 06 PM. The testes is removed
1:08 PM. Both the right and left testicles are removed. The Animal Doctor will now close the surgical incision, and apply topical antibiotic.
These are Moy-Moy's testicles. A neutered dog's penis is still intact, except that it will not be coming out of the prepuce frequently, especially in response to a female dog in heat. A neutered dog no longer produces sperm cells and loses the urge to mate.
Moy-Moy is carried to his cage, post operation recovery took 20 minutes.