Testosterone in male dogs

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i have 2 pit mixes one is 1 year old (male, un neutered) and one 16 years old (neutered male) can someone please tell me why my older neutered male always trys to hump the puppy? is it a sighn that he is conveying dominence? they get along great. they also lick each others privates often... is that normal?
It's probably less likely to happen if the pup is neutered very early in life. But most male dgs will show some interest in a female who is on "heat". Even other female dogs show interest sometimes. That's quite natural. It really is nothing to worry about. At least the female cannot get pregnant! I'd just let them get on with it. The only reason to stop them would be if the male dog is bigger and heavier than the female, in which case mating can hurt her back very badly.
I have been experiencing low testosterone myself and I have read a great deal on the importance of testosterone in the male. My male dog is fixed. He is 3 years old and seems very healthy. But i've begun to worry about his testosterone levels and how it effects his health. Is there a natural way to support my dogs testosterone levels. Any thoughts?
I don't think it's cleaning product related, although my wife does clean. I am a 41 y.o. male in good general health. I was in an auto accident approx. 9 years ago that left me a C-6 quadraplegic. I live in northern Michigan and since it is fall and rather cold outside, I spend most of the day indoors. Alot of you reported that your symptoms increase while watching television, I do spend alot of time in front of t.v. or computer screen, possible correlation?
I have always had every dog i owned spayed or neutered, there are too many dogs in shelters. Is it normal for a neutered male to keep trying to connect with a female? He is able to ejaculate, is this normal? The neutering at 4mths did not cut his dominance down one bit. And he marks his territory.
But he can certainly do it! So it seems there is still some testosterone in his system, even though he's 'firing blanks'!
Perianal adenomas are usually a benign tumor that affects older, intact, male dogs. In male dogs these occur in tissues around the rectum that are responsive to androgens (like testosterone) and develop into benign tumors under the effect of these hormones. An "adenocarcinoma" would be a malignant form. (cancer) Maybe all you need to do is speak to your vet and find out which of the two he thinks this is.
I tried to remove one with tweezers, and it was very tacky (as in sticky) and clearly goes deep under the skin. Part of it broke off but I could still see that the pore was plugged and a day or two later top of the plug was sticking out again. i can't find ANYTHING online that looks like it.
Has he been neutered? Some young 'entire' male dogs can burn up a lot of energy, and have a problem gaining weight, even though fit and well. (effect of all that testosterone) I knew a male dog like that. He was so skinny, though very well. It was like his energy was being burned off him. When he was neutered he was still as fit and active but seemed to fill out a bit more. Of course it could be that he needs a higher calorie food to cope with all the activity and exercise he gets.
Yes, one thing some people forget is neutered male dogs can be quite active sexually! As years go by, and the testosterone levels drop WAY down, their sexiness goes downhill. But on many occasions I have seen a complete mating "tie" happen with a female on heat and a neutered male. But apart from the sexual thing -amongst dogs, often the humping behaviour signifies dominance.
Statistically, it has been shown that male dogs are 60% or so less aggressive towards other dogs once they are neutered. Additionally, potential attackers may avoid your dog a bit more once he is neutered, since they will no longer feel that he is competition for mating. Testosterone will take a month or so after neutering before it goes down low enough to change any behaviours. There is no way to know positively if neutering will be effective, but it is worth a try.
You should start calling around and find a doctor in your area that specializes in male heath and TRT. Gels work for most men only for a short time, you become resistant to it and start having lots of E2 conversion. After getting my T level to a normal range, i tapered off all my other meds except welbutrin and i feel great. The low T will mimic many mental illnesses, depression and bipolar being 1st and foremost. In my experience endos dont treat T well, but male health doctors do.
) and C) The animal population you have no control over - but walking, exercising, playing etc. with the dogs in a park etc. will make them a social group 'family' and make them tired! Tired dogs are good dogs. Now for schedule. ALWAYS take your dog out many times a day on a schedule. Every morning when waking, after eating, after playing, after chewing, before going to bed at night. This establishment of schedule IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU CAN DO.
This one sound shyer and that is why she did not venture out to where the male dogs went. This is not a male verses female dog thing as I had two female dogs that were escape artists and loved to run off to explore far outside our property. My current female pup is shy and doesn't do that but she also is timid with new people. She is, however, very smart. What they say about a dog with a shyer temperament is that they need lots of reassurance. Then they become more daring.
And vets lop off the manly bits from dogs and cats and they seem 'fine' so they think testosterone is 'optional' Maybe it is in cats and dogs, but it isn't in people. That said, I found that when I'm low on testosterone I find it very hard to deal with life. That is some sort of mental symptom that to me is very obvious particularly to me because if I'm off my meds for more than 36-48 hours I can totally feel it.
I don't think that's normal. I've always had male dogs over the years, and in fact have 2 dobies + a great dane now. I've never had any of them have this problem. Its normal for a vet to do preop blood work...not sure if that's what you meant by a bunch of tests you felt were not necessary. The price estimate--I had a vets office pull that on me once. Over the phone, they quoted me a price for a neuter--little did I know that it was JUST the price for the actual operation.
I believe that men over all are more agressive in nature even when there are no problems with the testosterone levels. Some men don't let that part control their lifes. We as men do have control over agression, it is our choice as to how we respond to this. As a believer in God and Jesus Christ, I know that I'm responsible for my actions, including agression. Sadly I know a large group of so called Christian males who treat their spuse as slaves or worse. There is no excuse for that.
They could end up in the Pound, or in a shelter. Not a good fate. All that testosterone running in his system is ruling his life, and would have some bearing on his shows of dominance. It could also be putting stress on him, you wouldn't necessarily know about. 4 years old is a young dog in his prime. He is not past anything. He sounds fit and well, and the surgery for neutering is routine, and usually without any problems.
Moreover, it rejuvenates your entire body and youthfulness by stimulating the growth hormone. Testosterone and Male Libido I recommend NOT taking yohimbe unless his circulatory system and blood pressure are a ok. Also, if he is healthy, "nitro 2 go" makes a sexual enhancement pill that works pretty good.
I also requested testing both Testosterone and Estrogen, but Vet says not necessary as Shadow (a Male) was neutered over 12 years ago, but neutering was necessary as one testicle did not fall and they had to go up and get it Some other things I asked for were Pituitary, and adrenal glands, liver enzimes, alkaline phosphates, and any issues with hormones.
The testosterone issue points in that direction -- my doctor had NEVER seen anyone test below 150 ng/dl (I was at 104) before me, and I am only 26. Basically, I had the test levels of an 8 year old girl. Pretty nuts. So I am wondering if maybe I have an endocrine issue that is causing BP-like symptoms, but who knows. Tsnowe - Thanks for the support. I feel you -- sounds like we are in the same boat. I know you are a female, but have you ever had your endocrine system checked out?
Even if you don't let him out of the house he'll pee and will become grumpier and less loving each day, it’s hormonal. Male cats in general are not as loving as females; they give you attitude even when they're neutered. Think about it. By neutering him you will be improving his quality of life by 97%. He is not too old to neuter. Any age is good to neuter a cat, the sooner the better, so make an appointment with the vet.
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I've had many cats over the years and I've seen the same thing happen to my male kitties! Give it some time! If your cat is going potty in the bath tub, then I'd recommend the clumping cat litter and clean it every day. That should solve that problem! Let me know how it goes!
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