Thanks to this brilliant new invention, pet owners can make outrageous claims about their pets’ need for getting spayed, forever! Here’s the deal, Dexter Blanch has invented a dog chastity belt or Pet Anti Breeding System (PABS). This belt is marketed as a way you never have to spay your female dog if you don’t want to! You know, because spaying a dog is wrong and bad and will alter their personality irrevocably. All the things rescue organizations and veterinarians have been telling you for years are false because this is a black and white situation and hey, we need to sell more canine chastity belts.
I’m mostly upset about this new invention because it gives a false impression of safety and ease. If you’ve ever had to keep anything on your dog for any length of time besides a collar you’ll agree with me. I can think of so many ways this invention can fail. How does the dog pee and poop in it? does that mean you have to take it on and off several times a day and put it back on? If there’s mesh in front of the lady business, can’t the male just squirt through? I know of two sets of breeding animals that had oopsie daisy litters through fences. Do you know the exact moment your dog goes into heat? The exact moment it becomes fertile?
This could definitely be a tool put to good use, if used in a very careful and responsible manner, but it’s not a solution to all your problems. Dogs that are never bred do have problems when they’re not spayed, just because you cover her lady business doesn’t mean she won’t have any medical problems for life. I’m really not a proponent to super early spaying/neutering either, so I can see this helping in a small way for just an extra protection but it’s not the solution. If you want to be responsible with your intact dogs, you’ll have to do a lot more than slap a fancy pair of S&M underpants on her.