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At what age to neuter puppy?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by tazcat70, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    We have 2 male pups that are between 10 and 12 weeks old. I am not exactly sure on the age.

    At what age did you get your puppy neutered.


  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Vet told me 6 months..
  3. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    16 weeks, however if the testicles are present you could do it now
  4. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    Odessa, MO
    Most vets will tell you they wont do it till they are 6 months old.
  5. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I just checked, to my daughter's disgust, and they are present and accounted for.
  6. bagendhens

    bagendhens Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Outside the Boundries
    usually vets that work with shelters will do whats called a "pediatric" spay/neuter at anything from 8 weeks on.
    however its generally reccomended 6-8 months for most breeds and later if dealing with giant breeds (like danes) in order to make sure they grow correctly. most breeds are done growing in the 6-8 month range so its safe, but giant breeds take longer to mature.

    some vets have an "age" restriction...
    other vets have a weight restriction
    and others have no restrictions.

    for the average pet home/owner i usually suggest the 6-8 month mark
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011
  7. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    It is the meds that they use to put them to under that my vet says they need to wait till 6 months for.

  8. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
  9. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Ok, I will make the appointment as close to 6 mos as I can. I figure they are going to be medium sized dogs and so they should be almost grown by then. But if I see any leg hiking, well I may have to take em in a little early. [​IMG]
  10. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    It's really a personal decision, and up to your vet. As others have said, some won't neuter until 6 months of age, while others will neuter as early as 3-4 months. I've generally had my pets altered around the 6 month mark, except for my rescue animals, some of which were done much earlier, before they came to me. The longest I've waited is 8 mos. for my great dane.

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