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when should i fix my dog?


Asked by Member 802379 on Feb 9th 2009 in Spaying & Neutering
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Miss Buddie

Most vets say that a dog can be fixed any time after four months. Miss Buddie came from a rescue group and she was actually spayed at 10 weeks and did just fine.


Miss Buddie answered on 2/9/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

In some breeds, such as German Shepherds, it's best to wait until the dog is past the age of 1 year so that the lack of hormones won't affect the growth of the dog.


Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 2/9/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Jack

Assuming your dog is in good health and isn't a very tiny breed, then anytime between four to six months is ideal.

If you have a very tiny dog or if you have a dog who has had any recent health conditions including common puppy ailments like kennel cough, best to wait until the dog is six months. Smaller dogs, dogs with recent illnesses usually do better when you wait until this age.

Regadless, congratulations on doing the responsible thing and getting your dog fixed!


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Boston

My vet always tell me 6 months or older. Anytime before 6 months is to young.


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Guest

You should "fix" him after a year or two depending on what breed it is.


Member 784088 answered on 2/9/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Maggie May

My vet says after 6mo,
so he can also pull any baby teeth.


Maggie May answered on 2/17/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer