As a dog owner you have probably been told you should get your pet spayed or neutered. There is certainly no doubt that spaying or neutering your dog is a great way to help ensure that you do not, unexpectedly, end up with unwanted puppies; and it is a very responsible way in which you can do your part to help keep the canine population under control.
For some dog owners, though, the idea just doesn't work for them. Either it is against their beliefs, or because their dog is unable to undergo such surgery. In other situations it is because the owners are planning on breeding their dogs once they have reached an acceptable age.
So how can they stop unwanted pregnancies besides quarantining their dog? A new invention may just be the answer - a dog chastity belt!
Chastity belts are not unheard of. They actually were used quite regularly in medieval times, although for women and not dogs. A Louisiana dog breeder, Dexter Blanch, actually came up with the idea to create a chastity belt for dogs. It is called the Pet Anti Breeding System or PABS. It is a belt that has a buckle locking system and a mesh pad that is removable and washable.
PABS allows a dog to still go to the bathroom as nature intended. It just prevents the dog from copulating. It is also not harmful to the male dog should he try anything with the female wearing the PABS. It is made to be comfortable for the female dog to wear and easy for the owner to put on their dog. However, it is made to be secure enough to stay on at all times.
The only concerns about using PABS instead of getting your dog spayed or neutered includes the fact that owners will have to wash the pad part of PABS on a regular basis though, as it will become soiled quickly. Also, PABS does nothing to prevent your dog from going into heat and it is not a solution for male dogs, only female dogs can use PABS.
Keep in mind that your dog will go into heat for approximately 21 days, two to four times per year, depending on her breed and age. This consists of 7 days in which your dog is starting to come into heat, 7 days during the middle of the heat cycle, which is the time frame when she will bleed and will most easily become pregnant, and then a final 7 days whilst she is going out of the heat cycle.
A Nice Alternative
Many dog owners may be wondering why they should consider PABS. There are actually many good reasons: Some people are not comfortable with subjecting their dogs to the health risks of being spayed or neutered. For these people, PABS is a perfectly safe alternative. Other owners may want to breed their dogs eventually, but just not right now. PABS is a device that allows an owner to be in control of when their dogs are bred and to whom.
PABS offers a nice alternative that is safe and completely reversible. You can control whether or not your dog becomes pregnant. You do not have to make the permanent decision to get your dog sterilized.
The idea of a dog chastity belt may not be for everyone. Many veterinarians still stand by spaying and neutering as the best option for preventing unwanted pregnancy and overpopulation. However, PABS has also seen some great testimonials from veterinarians who believe this is a great option for some dogs. The decision really is up to the dog owner. You have to decide what option is best for your dog. Check out PABS. Learn more about it and see if it is something that could be right for you and your dog.