The term for a male dog is neuter - Spay refers to a doggy histerectomy (sp). I would not neuter your dog now. I'd wait until he was much older - at least 2 yo but more likely 5 or more. They're coming up with health issues regarding neutering for skeletal/joint issues and cancer. Wait.
My vet told me to wait after first heat. Because of hormones, something goes wrong and dogs don't grow properly.
I can't say I wasn't disappointed, I don't know how I am going to deal with blood, diapers are no go, she would want to play with them I guess I'm gonna use some clothing ... Doing what's best for her. It's better to wait 2-3 weeks than pay more than 5000 euros for operations.
Great post btw, I was in dilemma too. Still am, if I'm honest.
Last edited by HelenaPog; 01-08-2016 at 08:49 AM.
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