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    Default Neutering.. Aurg! Links?

    Kevin is scheduled to get neutered on Feb 14. (ironic?).. He'll be 4 months old.

    I know there is a HUGE debate on "when should i neuter my EB?" but i'm looking for some good links with actual information.

    Having gone through the emotional roller coaster of taking care of a dog with hip dysplasia (RIP Frankie!) i want to make sure i know all the facts (if there are any facts) about slowing growth plate closure on males neutered early.

    Like every thread on this subject... i have people telling me different things... I just want to make sure i don't over look anything that could possible affect Keven later on.

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    Default Re: Neutering.. Aurg! Links?

    I went through the same thing, and found absolutely nothing showing that neutering a male dog early has any type of health benefits.
    When I brought it up to my vet, she had to think about it for a minute and said the same thing, no health benefit to the dog. She did mention that it's a better for social reasons as many castrated dogs tend to become aggressive around intact ones.
    But that's it.


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    The more i look... the more i think i'll wait until he's 12 months old.

    https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/130401s.aspx
    http://www.caninesports.com/uploads/...tions_2013.pdf

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    Default Re: Neutering.. Aurg! Links?

    I cant answer this for you as Ftse was two in November and we have not had him neutered yet maybe we are bad parents but I am too scared to put him under in case anything goes wrong if he needs to have something done I will probably get it done then or if it causes any problems I will then but Ftse does not go outside alone and in the street he is always on a leash so I really can not see any problems I guess there are a lot that don't agree with it but I am just too scared to take the risk.

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    Default Re: Neutering.. Aurg! Links?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    I went through the same thing, and found absolutely nothing showing that neutering a male dog early has any type of health benefits.
    When I brought it up to my vet, she had to think about it for a minute and said the same thing, no health benefit to the dog. She did mention that it's a better for social reasons as many castrated dogs tend to become aggressive around intact ones.
    But that's it.
    Agree...I've had many, many rescues & strays and never had any health problems
    from NOT neutering and being responsible, never had any get out and father pups.
    Never had any problems with unwanted behavior but again, I train early & am pack
    leader in my house and had many a stubborn & challenging breed~no problems!
    Have exhaustively studied this issue and read actual, scientific papers (I'll try and
    find them) many Vets are now changing their minds about early spay & neuter and
    studies are confirming many heath problems incurred by this practice, in both male
    and female dogs. Especially in the large & giant breeds and/or heavy boned breeds,
    such as bulldogs. The practice is more for the ease and convenience of the vets and
    initially, quicker, easier & less hard on the dog/cat but really...doing this to babies?
    Many people are now opting to do tubal ligations on their females so they get full
    benefit & protection of their hormones, life long and same with males. It's more
    expensive & difficult finding Vets willing to do it. Research until YOU have decided
    the issues for yourself as you might just change your beliefs on this~GOD bless!


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    4 months is kind of young.... Our vet always said anytime after 6 months
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    Default Re: Neutering.. Aurg! Links?

    I have never had experience with neutering an EBD however, we used to have our large breed dogs neutered at 2 months when I was growing up. My mom noticed a lot of issues with the dogs (She raised Huskies.) and started waiting. In my experience it's best to wait until two. My Doberman won't be getting spayed until she is 2 years and my trainer doesn't like it either because she is being trained as a service dog but I feel it is extra important to wait until the dog is done growing before having them altered.

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