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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Neutering my puppy

Hello everyone, I would like an advice for my 15 weeks old puppy, Oscar. When is the right time to neuter? I heard that if you neuter at early age, it could affect the puppy skeletal growth. Is this true? Thank you so much for reading.
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I waited until 6 months just because I'd heard about growth problems at an earlier age. I read so many conflicting reports that it made me crazy. I have friends who have puppies that were done as early as 2 months and they seem fine. I'd love to hear from the experts on this forum. No matter what you decide he'll get along great. Javy acted as if nothing had happened. The vet said to limit his exercise for a few days and I had trouble keeping him from running around and jumping on the furniture.

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Welcome and here is some behavioral info on neutering. http://www.moderndogmagazine.com/art...fact-sheet/255 and here's some other on WHEN http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/PETTIP...ip_SpayDay.php

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Yeah, good question. We've always neutered our cats at 5 - 6 months, and that's what we 'were' planning on doing with Snoopy - now I'll wait and see how this gets answered.

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Thank you that's a great article!
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I got my Hav neutered at 7 months. The goal was to try to get it done earlier enough to prevent marking behavior (mostly successful), and late enough that most of his adult teeth were in and puppy teeth that hadn't fallen out could be pulled while he was under anesthesia (common problem in toy breeds - he had both his puppy incisors pulled).
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I have read/heard different things so it's hard to know what is best at times. My vet advised me to had it done around 6 months, so that is what I did. Cicero was lazy for a day and then it was hard to keep him for over doing. He did great with his little snip!!


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I went to a Dr.Hutchinson at the 2009 Nationals and he recommended that a year was the best age but at the earliest 8-9 months. For a female its best to do after the first heat.


http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...aspx?aid=CD945
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Tartlettes - When I saw the picture of your Oscar my heart nearly stopped! He looks EXACTLY like my puppy Eli who is now 17 weeks. The coloring and face are uncanny.

Specific to your thread, I will have Eli neutured at 6 months.
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Tybee was neutered just shy of 6 mths, but then I worried because I counted by weeks not months. He was neutered at 22 weeks, but if I counted in months from Feb 21 bday it means he was neutered a little earlier. Luckily, he is a little sweetie with spunk and all seems well. He doesnt mark and he still squats. That came in handy when using the weepad when he refused to go outside in the rain recently.
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