Spay or Neuter: Male and Female Living Together
I have a male and a female who are 3 months apart. She's 6 months old and he's 9. I don't want to neuter my boy before he should be which I believe the minimum age should be a year but if possible, wait the two years out. I don't want my female to end up pregnant and it'll be extremely difficult for me to keep them separated when I work 8 hours a day. I live in a large apartment and there's no way for me to separate them.
I know it's important for a male to fully mature with his hormones so leaving him intact would be better but would it be a good idea to spay my female soon before her first heat to avoid a fiasco and also protect her health?
Let me know and please be kind! I am a loving owner.