Good age to neuter?

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TANKtheTANKER
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Good age to neuter?

Postby TANKtheTANKER » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:21 pm

Hey everyone the pup is now 15 weeks...is this too young to neuter?

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Postby KristenD » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:40 pm

I'm pretty sure he's old enough to be neutered. Try doing a search. I know there is a thread about the pros and cons of neutering young and waiting until the dog is a year to neuter.

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Postby Doggiehotel » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:43 pm

Hi: I like to wait until they are 6 mos old. Some vets are now doing it at 4 months old...
The rule ( old rule) was always 6 months of age..

I see no reason to put a little one thru it at 15 or 16 weeks. It is alot of trauma for such a little one.

Just my opinion.

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Postby adoptanapbt » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:04 pm

Having had dozens of pediatric neuters done on rescues over the years, I have to disagree that it's a "lot of trauma" for a puppy. Neuters/spays tend to be a lot easier on puppies because they recover so quickly and the surgery is somewhat easier because the body parts involved are smaller. They are easier to keep confined than an adult. And the incision is miniscule in comparison to an adult dog's. In addition, most spays/neuters are charged by weight, so the surgery can be quite a bit cheaper.

Having said that, for a private owner the choice is up to you. Letting him mature 2 more months isn't going to make much difference. If he were a rescue, I'd be telling you a different story. lol

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Postby Deniselynn » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:08 pm

Here is the most recent thread about this topic:

http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=91291


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