Have you just brought home a Yorkipoo? Aren’t those cute, small little dogs just too adorable to look at? Yorkipoos are nothing less than tiny bundles of joy that can always brighten up your day.
The Yorkipoo, a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Miniature Poodle, is affectionately known as a designer dog. They are playful, intelligent, and gentle, and they will adapt perfectly to your apartment as well!
However, as a responsible dog parent, it becomes your responsibility to get your dog spayed or neutered. Continue reading to find out everything about getting these procedures done for a Yorkipoo.
How much does it cost to spay a Yorkipoo?
Spaying is when your female pup’s ovaries and uterus are surgically removed.
The cost depends on the age of your Yorkipoo as well as from where you get the procedure done. Medical prices are never standard, and there will always be post-operation costs, and you will also have to pay regular visits to your vet after the procedure.
You can expect to pay anything between $30 to $150 for this procedure in private clinics. At a government hospital, you may end up paying much lesser. There are some NGOs who will do it for free as well!
However, we recommend you get the procedure done by a certified vet to prevent infections. Many vets also offer a package for puppies that include all the necessary shots and vaccines, along with the spaying or neutering procedure.
When to spay a Yorkipoo?
Spaying at an early age is best to prevent diseases such as ovarian cancer. However, spaying is not recommended until your Female dog is at least a few months old, as it may not react well to the anesthesia.
It is always ideal to spay your female Yorkipoo before the first heat. This will also prevent any mess in your house when the dog goes through its heat cycle.
Spaying your pet will significantly improve its quality of life by reducing many health complications such as breast tumors and uterine infections.
When to neuter a Yorkipoo?
Neutering is when your male pup’s testes are surgically removed.
Although there is no fixed answer to this, the general advice is to neuter your pet just after it reaches puberty.
The traditional age is between six to nine months, but sometimes puppies as young as eight weeks could also be neutered. Adult Yorkipoos may develop health conditions post-surgery if they go through the procedure so late.
In male dogs, neutering is the best way to prevent testicular cancer and other prostate issues.
Your pet’s behavioral changes will also be observed upon conducting this procedure. Animals are animals, after all, and they will do just about anything to find a mate. Such instincts often lead to your pets spraying foul-smelling urine all over to mark their territory. They may even run away! Neutering your Yorkipoo mitigates any such possibility.
Is it safe to spay and neuter a Yorkipoo?
It sounds painful, but don’t worry, because your dog will not feel anything but slight discomfort. These surgical procedures are carried out under general anesthesia. Moreover, the added health benefits will only improve your dog’s quality of life.
After the procedure, your lovely Yorkipoo needs some time and space to heal. Always follow your vet’s instructions pre-surgery as well as post-surgery. Checking the pet’s incision site regularly, and preventing it from licking that area will ensure that your Yorkipoo doesn’t end up developing an infection.
To sum up
We have to admit, owning a delicate dog like a Yorkipoo isn’t easy. The countless visits to the vet, the injections, and health checkups can be cumbersome. But in the end, just one look from your lovely dog is enough to convince you that it’s all worth it!
Spaying or neutering your Yorkipoo is a great step towards improving its overall health. These are fairly simple procedures, and most vets perform it on a daily. Just make sure you get the procedure done in a safe environment and follow the vet’s instructions post-surgery, and you’re good to go!