Ideal Neutering Age...?

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Ideal Neutering Age...?

Postby tmherrera » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:18 pm

We had Peaches spayed at 5 months and 33lbs.
Pinto on the other hand, is a male, and is currently between 3-4 months old, and weighs about 33 lbs as well. I am more concerned about being sure I can neuter him as soon as I should because he is a male and I really don't want him to have any sexual tendencies. I am hoping to neuter him in 2 months. Would this be soon enough- or just right?

Let me know your opinion on this ;)

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Re: Ideal Neutering Age...?

Postby starrlamia » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:41 pm

i think most people do it around 6 months.

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Re: Ideal Neutering Age...?

Postby tmherrera » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:46 pm

starrlamia wrote:i think most people do it around 6 months.

That's pretty much what I thought I just wanted to be sure! Thank u!

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Re: Ideal Neutering Age...?

Postby kornygerm » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:55 pm

i was told it can be done by 3 months,

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Re: Ideal Neutering Age...?

Postby BrokenAquarian » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:06 pm

Shelters even do it at 8 weeks - it all depends on how comfortable the vet is with doing the procedure on tiny bits. :) I have my dogs done at 6 months. Some people wait until 2 years (to finish maturing) - but it sounds like you don't want that, with the humpiness and all. lol

Ask around to your vet and see when they're comfortable doing it.

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Re: Ideal Neutering Age...?

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:05 pm

Personally, I would do it at six months. But there are many others here with wildly varing opinions.

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Re: Ideal Neutering Age...?

Postby lilangel » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:44 am

3 years.

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Re: Ideal Neutering Age...?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:56 pm

I'm a big advocate for 6 months. If you're responsible and want to avoid ALL possible (no matter how minor) side effects possibly (as none are proven) related to early castration, then 2 years is ideal.

At 2 years, they have more issues with side effects related to surgical complications, so I prefer castration at 6 months. I have no issues with people who choose to wait however.

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Re: Ideal Neutering Age...?

Postby tmherrera » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:02 pm

Thank you everyone for your input. I will be neutering him at 6 months.


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