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Hi, hoping to be a first-time dog owner soon and have lots to learn!
I hope this isn't too controversial but I have been reading online here that it may be better to wait until a puppy is older to spay or neuter. The vets in my area seem to all do it at 6 months. While I do plan to read up on this further and do some research, I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are here.
What is the benefit in waiting until a year or later?
Why would the vets push for 6 months? I was told that they like to do it at 6 months before a male has issues with marking and so he will squat to pee and for a female before her first heat. Sounded OK, knowing nothing about it, but I now hear otherwise so I wonder if I should wait and why?