Dog ‘Saira’ has sex changeDecember 21st, 2010 - 1:49 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vets have performed a landmark sex change procedure in a hermaphrodite dog to turn it into female.
The canine was initially thought to be female by its owners but vets later discovered that the animal had both sexes. The dog is two years now and that is how long it took the owner to realize that he had a hermaphrodite dog in his hands.
The leading surgeon that carried out the sex change procedure revealed that throughout his 30 year experience as vet, he has not come across a hermaphrodite dog before. It took x-ray scans to determine that the dog was having both sex organs.
The dog’s owner, John Conchie said that the sex change to female should not particularly affect the dog’s sexual desire so much. He revealed that the dog has always been interested in dogs of the male sex and believes that the animal will take small time to adjust to the change.
Surgeons though did not have the procedure easy to deal with. They had to carry two different procedures on the dog, Saira before they could correct the anomaly in her. She is doing fine after the procedure.
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