Obviously, alkaline batteries are another household hazard pet owners should be aware of. Many tech devices we use every day require batteries, and especially this time of year, small batteries are in plentiful supply in most households. If you share your home with a four-legged family member, please take care to insure your furry companion doesn't have access to alkaline batteries.
Tinkering with the body of any animal has consequences. While neutering has long been the salvation of domestication in the U.S. (versus European countries that view the procedure as cruel and inhumane), it's time to consider other options for sterilization. In the end, only you can decide what's best for your dog.