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Old 12-04-2006, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default When should he be neutered?

Just looking to find out what age pups should be neutered? The lady at the SSPCA who signed Max over to us said that as soon as he stops crouching to wee and starts cocking his leg along with persistent "humping" (sorry, can't think of a more appropriate word ) is the time we should have him "done". Well, he's still crouching to wee but has started to take quite a liking to a pair of teddy bear slippers and seems to be constantly "humping" them. I thought it was "normally" around 6 months. He'll only be 3 months old on the 19th. Any advice greatfully received, Catriona xx.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:18 PM   #2
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Don't you just hate it when they get to that stage and they always manage to "perform" when visitors arrive!! I can grin about it now as we've been through that and have come out the other side. We had our Dylan done when he was 12 months old and he was fine. Of course it depends on your dog but it's best not to get them done too early as it can set up a few problems.
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If you read Lassie's post on Nuetering this will give you some advice. There are so many different opinions on this . This one is by StanRawlinson of the Professional Assoc of applied Canine Trainers and nmakes interesting reading.
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Hi mum2max...our was done early not by our choice ...we adopted him from the shelter...they did his when he was 5 weeks old!!! I think this is too early...something just doesn't seem normal about ours with his parts being "small"...there is a few threads about the age for neutering on this forum...just search and you will find them...personally I think 6-8 months is a better age..I have never heard anyone suggesting to wait till the dog lifts his leg....Bruno has never lifted his leg...he only crouches...maybe because he had his done early????? I don't know.... Poor slippers!!!!
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Well my opinion is, I Think 6mo old is a perfect time! But NO Earlier then 4mo old. UNLESS It is something medical going on that they have to be done... but yes.. 5weeks is WAY Early.. Most vets wont doit till they are a certain weight. As far as they liffting leg theory.. I have NEVER Heard that before! I know of full grown dogs that still crouch to pee... *shrugs* I dunno bout that one
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You might wait a year till he lifts a leg to weeee.
I have had dogs done at 3 months with absolutely NO problems at all. I feel being a vet assistant that the earlier the better for the pet to settle down and start learning and being trained well.
It is better to deal with a neutered pet than one intact. The Best to you and your pet.......
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I just had my pups spayed/neutered about a week ago. They are both about 6 months old. Personality wise they don't seem any different and still the goof balls they are. I do have a question for any of you who have had a small dog neutered. I check Moose's incision twice everyday and the incision seems fine but I noticed his *Hoo Hoo sack* is black in color. Is that normal after getting neutered ? I've neutered my cat before but never a dog so I don't know how it's suppose to look during healing process. He was given a cone to wear for a week to prevent him from chewing or licking the incision. It's just about past a week but when I take the cone off ... he goes licking his incision. Should I let him lick it to heal it himself or keep the cone on til' the incision area is healed to nothing. I'm just concern with the *Hoo Hoo Sacks* color. :Sorry I don't know how else to say it :
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Oh sweetie they turn black till gone. It will be fine, had my English Bulldog done at 3 months, she did great, now passed on. Your pet is going to do just great for you.
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I had Shippo done at 9 months of age. See, the breeder wanted me to wait till he was a year old (he has a non-breeding contract, but as he is a corgi, she wanted him to develop more, for his bones I guess), and I wanted to get it done at 6 months, so we compromised.

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