NEW DRUG: A Shot Can Now Neuter Some Dogs

Posted on: 8:32 pm, January 18, 2014, by

A new drug could change how you neuter your dog.

The FDA recently approved Zeuterin, which allows male dogs to be neutered with a simple shot, instead of going under the knife.

On Saturday, Furry Friends Refuge in Des Moines hosted the state’s first clinic on the drug.  They neutered 50 pre-approved dogs at the clinic.

Officials said the injection is more affordable option for pet owners and is significantly safer for the dogs.

“It’s definitely a safer way, just from the physical standpoint because they don’t have to go through anesthesia,” said Veterinarian Dr. Byron Maas.

We are recommending they get a light sedation but because they don’t have the anesthesia the risks of anesthesia aren’t there,” he said.

Under the FDA rules for Zeuterin, only dogs that are between three-and 10-months-old are approved for the shot.

1 Comment

  • Linn says:

    Awesome news! FDA has already approved the drug for 3 months and older, we are just waiting on it to be printed on the new vials. Thanks your Animal Protection and Education Charity for organizing the event and Furry Friends Refuge for hosting! http://www.goape.info

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