Ask the Vet - Personality Changes With Neuter
I’m having my dog neutered. Will it change his personality?
One concern we often have in neutering our pets is the effect it will have on their behavior, weight, etc. Here are the facts:
- There are no statistical data showing that neutering pets makes a significant impact on personality, other than to decrease some aggressiveness.
- There are no statistical data showing that neutering our pets makes them lazy or fat. There are a LOT of data showing that our pets get fat and lazy because we feed them too much and exercise them too little.
The bottom line is to have your pets neutered, monitor what they eat, and be sure they get enough exercise.