GSD puppy neutered by shelter at 6 weeks! Will there be any future side effects?
I'm new so I hope I'm posting in the right place - if not, please feel free to move me to somewhere more appropriate!
Basically, we've been looking to adopt a GSD puppy for a while now and just came across one at a local rescue, but the shelter they rescued him from neutered him at 6 weeks old!
Can anyone tell me, will he suffer any long term side effects from being neutered so young, physically or temperamentally?
This was recent, he's still 6 weeks old now, but on the small side and thin (I'm going back tomorrow to see him again and find out exactly how much he weighs). He was only rescued on Monday and he's pretty shell shocked so it's difficult to gauge temperament.
Apparently the shelter neuters with NO anesthetic and so I'm worried that the whole experience may have scared him - is that likely or is he young enough to get over trauma like that?
He also arrived at the shelter with only half a tail, god knows what happened to the poor little thing...
Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks so much,