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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)23:12 UTC+1 No.1664219 Report

When is the best time to get your dog spayed/neutered?
I've heard it should be after they turn one year old, but I've also heard of people who spayed/neutered their dogs when they were 3-6 months old, so I'm a bit confused.
Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)23:17 UTC+1 No.1664222 Report

Why would you want to spay/neuter it?
Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)23:21 UTC+1 No.1664225 Report

Oh my god.
Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)23:22 UTC+1 No.1664226 Report

well why would you?



if you are worried about babies, vasectomy tubal ligation are much safer and easier options.
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)00:54 UTC+1 No.1664322 Report

best time is never. if you are responsible and careful, the only real benefit is negated (surplus puppies). the ONLY reason you should do it ever, is if you know damn well youre a fucking moron that cant keep your shitty ass dog from reproducing. and if this is true, wait as late as possible, 18 months or older, until the growth plates close and hormonal development has slowed or stopped.
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)01:08 UTC+1 No.1664329 Report

This but for sure cut the balls off your cat because they all escape at some point.
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)01:09 UTC+1 No.1664330 Report

The AMVA does not support mandatory spaying/neutering, but it does suggest you discuss the procedure with your vet - there are health factors (on both sides of the argument) to consider depending on the breed/size of your dog.

If you do decide to get it done, the usual age for most clinics is anywhere from 8 weeks - 6 months. Again, it depends on the breed/size.

Talk to your vet, not to random strangers on the internet. Also, google is your friend, you lazy fucking bastard.
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)01:15 UTC+1 No.1664332 Report

>implying every vet isnt going to recommend speuter regardless
dude youre retarded. vets may know a lot but they dont know SHIT about two things: nutrition, and reproductive health. vets see pet dogs, dogs that are owned in ones and twos, spayed or neutered, and fed big name brands like hills or dogchow. vets dont know a goddamn thing about sex hormones or the effects of alters. MOST of a vets clientel is dogs they see once or twice every few years.
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)01:23 UTC+1 No.1664338 Report

cats are a bit different from dogs, they don't seem to be affected as much compared with dog fixing. .there just isn't enough info on them or it's a nine lives thing I couldn't say.

8 weeks - 6 months
This in itself carries a serious risk to long-term health because if removal of the testes is done before 1 year of age, this significantly increases the risk of osteosarcoma (bone cancer) – a common cancer in medium-large breed dogs with a poor prognosis. Regardless of the age at which castration is carried out, removal of the testes quadruples the small risk (<0.6%) of prostate cancer, triples the risk of hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid function) and obesity, doubles the small risk (<1%) of urinary tract cancers, increases the risk of cardiac haemangiosarcoma (cancer of the heart) by a factor of 1.6, and increases the risk of orthopaedic (bone) disorders, adverse reactions to vaccinations, and progressive geriatric cognitive impairment (senility).

OP take this faggots own advice and don't talk to random faggots on the internet.
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)01:30 UTC+1 No.1664342 Report

Depends on the breed. Larger dogs later on, smaller earlier. Really you want to wait until they are done growing before getting them fixed, so waiting until they're 1 is fine as long as you are careful about preventing accidental puppies in the meantime.
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)02:16 UTC+1 No.1664392 Report

I asked because I've never owned a male dog in my life, they've all been female, most of them spayed at some point. I did research about it but one website says one thing and another website says the opposite so I wanted to know your guys experience with it and points of view.
Don't male dogs get all crazy when they smell a female in heat? I remember a dog chased me like 10 blocks once because I smelled like my bitch who was in heat at that time. Does that stop if you neuter them? Or is ot just how they do all the time regardless of that?
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)02:41 UTC+1 No.1664418 Report

Just anecdotal evidence here, but we've got a neutered dog. He still shows some signs of breeding instinct, but he's really half-assed about it.

Also, it may have to do with being a smaller breed, but our female got really fat after she was spayed.
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)02:47 UTC+1 No.1664421 Report

spaying and neutering has an effect on the base metabolic rate,the exact mechanism is not fully understood however. So yeah, unless you are carefull fixed animals can get fat.

But yeah, for OP, there has recently been alot of research and studies linking neutering to various diseases and illnesses, especially in medium - large dogs. Smaller dogs seem to be less affected.
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)02:47 UTC+1 No.1664422 Report

Try watching your dog, and you save them having to need surgery.
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)03:29 UTC+1 No.1664440 Report

looks at those links at top of thread.

nurturing isn't a guaranteed stop to roaming, sure it helps, but there are better ways to treat a behavioral problem
Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)04:49 UTC+1 No.1665062 Report

Like what? Because that golden retriver chased me down at full speed and it was nuts. As I said before, I've never had a male dog, so I am highly curious.
Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)15:35 UTC+1 No.1665322 Report

dog was batshit insane, had nothing to do with his fcking testicles. I breed, show, and do competition sports with my dogs and at one point my old roommate and I had 19 dogs, all intact, of like 8 different breeds, and we didnt have even a single issue of marking, freaking out, males acting like dickshits, nothing. we had bitches in full blown standing heat laying on the couch next to intact males and nobody humped anything or cried or fussed or went off their feed. Raise your dogs to have self control and obey you and they can handle having all their bits. its not rocket science
Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)16:17 UTC+1 No.1665339 Report

If a female cat goes into heat enough times without getting knocked up a certain bacteria can invade and make them sick.
Then there's the yowling, imagine that constantly for a couple of days.
It also deters them from spraying since the males and females will have nothing to advertise.
Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)17:54 UTC+1 No.1665388 Report

Shouldn't female dogs/cats get spayed? My dog died when she was about to be 7 because she got a uterine infection from not being spayed. Anyone else have any experience with this?
Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)19:03 UTC+1 No.1665436 Report

Why don't you ask it?

"Hey bro, when would you like me to have your nuts cut off?"
Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)19:11 UTC+1 No.1665439 Report

That's the main reason all female animals should get spayed. It can happen in cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, anything with a uterus.

I've seen them taken out during surgery, and they are disgusting. Some of them have had tumors, as well. It's better to remove the uterus when they are younger than stressing an older animal and making them undergo surgery which is risky enough.
Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)19:22 UTC+1 No.1665442 Report

My last dog was never neutered. He lived for 15 years and never humped stuff or anything like that. He could be a bit annoying when a dog in the neighborhood was in heat, but it's only for a few weeks. All he did was whine a bit more and look out the window:p
Ofcourse every dog will be different, but just saying that just because you leave him intact doesn't mean he is going to be a problem dog and all hormons and stuff!
Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)20:12 UTC+1 No.1665476 Report


> at one point my old roommate and I had 19 dogs, all intact, of like 8 different breeds,

Sorry bro, but I'm calling bullshit. Nineteen dogs? Either you have your own kennel or you're some looney Cesar Milan wannabe.

OP -- Ten seconds on google scholar

"Determining the optimal age
for gonadectomy of dogs and cats"

A bit of anecdotal evidence from my old roommate...he waited until his pit was about 2 before having him neutered. Every time he took him for a checkup or shots his vet would go on and on about how when he worked at a 24 hour emergency clinic 3 out of 4 dogs that got hit by cars or mauled by other dogs were intact males. As far as I'm concerned, I'd rather get advice about spay/neuter from a trusted vet, not some whackdoodle on the internet.
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