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Early Neutering- what's your opinion? Risks/benefits?

Hi!
Izzo is 4 months and is scheduled for his neuter surgery tomorrow a.m. When I told his breeder that we were doing this now she recommended we wait till 6 months or later b/c he needed hormones for bone growth and development. I spoke to my vet about it and she said it's better to do early neuter to lessen the likelihood of negative male behavior (fix them BEFORE the hormones kick in) like leg lifting, aggression, etc. I read differing things on the net about it. A friend mentioned that dogs neutered early can cause urinary incontinence in puppies. I really want to prevent the leg lifting for sure. Should I wait another month or two or go ahead with the surgery tomorrow? I just want to do the right thing. I know my vet is a really good vet and she wouldn't suggest doing something to our dog that would be detrimental. I am just REALLY nervous. Please let me know what your experiences have been. Thanks so much.


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My opinion is that four months is too young. I replied with more in your other topic.
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I would like to know the reasons you believe 4 months is too young? I am reading on the net right now about the benefits of early vs. late sterilization and it seems like the newest studies have shown that early sterilization is easier on the animal. I am going to talk more with my vet tomorrow. Thanks for replying!


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