That Thing Where You Feel Guilty For Neutering Your Dog

I know getting Dobby neutered is the responsible thing to do. I mean, they wouldn’t advise you to do it at the end of every episode of The Price Is Right if it wasn’t, right? But just making the appointment has me feeling all kinds of terrible and guilty because I’m sure it doesn’t feel very nice and I am also sure Dobby will hate me forever afterwards and won’t let me cuddle him anymore. But I am going to do it anyway because responsibility. And then I am going to attempt to buy back his love with fancy treats and toys.

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It's going to take a LOT of treats lady...

Now, if you could all tell me how everything will be fine and I shouldn’t feel guilty and that Dobby will continue to love me that would be great. Kthanksbye.

27 thoughts on “That Thing Where You Feel Guilty For Neutering Your Dog

  1. Everything’s gonna be all right, tonight. The dog will forget and forgive. Luckily they aren’t like humans and won’t blame you for anything. Have a prophet-able day – The False Prophet

  2. Tell him he’s going to be TUTORED! That way, when he questions why you didn’t let him know beforehand, you can always say, “Well, I did … you must not have understood me!”

    (Frank’s been there and done that … tell Dobby that he sends his condolences.)

  3. Everything WILL be fine and Dobby will continue to love you. He might be sore for a day or so but he won’t miss fatherhood and he will blame the vet not you probably. In addition neutering often seems to have the effect of stopping male dogs from being overly affectionate with the furniture, your leg or the cat, something to do with hormones I believe.

  4. Your little pup will love you EVEN MORE because when you come to pick him up, he will want nothing more than to get the heck out of the vet office! Having worked for 10 years in vet hospitals, I can assure you there will be no hard feelings directed at you. You ARE doing the right thing. He will never understand you were the mastermind behind it. And, he will love all the special treats you spoil him with after. Good work doing the responsible thing!

  5. Dobby will forgive! Dobby will need some extra cuddles when he gets back because he will feel off and then this cements the relationship. After all, you aren’t doing the surgery – he’ll just hate the doc! P.S. I couldn’t remember if you neuter a male or spade a male so I figured I had a 50/50 shot of getting the gender correct!

  6. Aw poor puppy, you better spoil him rotten for a while. I think it’s safe to say he won’t hate you for very long, now the doctor he may not like ever again.

  7. I just went through this! I felt awful dropping him off. Like, poor little dude has no idea they’re going to chop his nuts off! But when I picked up him, he was fine. Acted like nothing even happened. Brought him home and he was running up and down the stairs like he’d been nutless all his life. Maybe my Bailey is a rarity, but he wasn’t even mad at me. Maybe he’s secretly plotting my demise, but for now he’s ok.

  8. gloriad54 says:

    I think it is crueler to let an animal continue to have urges that you won’t let them satisfy. They have no idea what has happened to them. I don’t know about dogs, but cats seem to become more loving and home bound once neutered. Good luck!

  9. I 100% promise you that Dobby will still love you and will still let you give him cuddles. Hildy was as happy to see me after her surgery as she always is. Maybe happier. 🙂

  10. You know, I saw the beginning part about getting Dobby neutered, and I forgot for a moment that was the name of your dog. I thought this was going to a disturbing new chapter of HP fanfic. Yipes.

  11. Aw, I’m sorry!
    I can’t quite reassure you, but my dog is a male. He was neutered before we got him, but I worked at the shelter he lived in, so I saw a little bit of him before he was neutered. As far as I can tell, he was the same before and after. As a neutered dog, he is doing great, and he’s verrry cuddly.
    I did see one dog before and after her surgery – and actually worked with her. She was a female, though. She felt rather poorly after her surgery, so I just cuddled right up to her, and told her it was going to be okay. When she was back to herself she went back to being a hyper ball of fluffiness.
    I hope Dobby’s surgery goes well. I bet the treats will help a lot. 🙂

  12. Although, I, too am sure it doesn’t feel all that well, it is a good thing to do for Dobby. Dobby will still love to cuddle with you and give you all kinds of puppy love.

  13. ᴀ ɴᴇᴡ ʏᴏʀᴋ ᴍɪɴᴜᴛᴇ says:

    That is one cute dog, with or without balls.

  14. Your Dobby will still love you! It will be a few days of discomfort but then he will be back to his old ways. You are doing the right thing! You are a great momma! 😄

  15. Everything will be fine and Dobby will still love you. In fact, if he loves you now, he will love you more. He will forget that you took him there in the first place, and just be glad you rescued him, especially if you are all snuggly and let him cuddled up to you while he doesn’t feel well. Then in a few days when he feels fine but you still have to keep him quiet – HOW??? – he will get annoyed with you again but he will get over it. Dogs just love their people. So don’t feel guilty. Feel good that you did the right thing and all is well with the world.

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