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Old 11-25-2012, 06:56 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Your vet will push for neuter, so be ready. There are threads on that subject too!
Yeah I bet. Anything to make an extra buck. Too much info on here and too little time to go through everything.
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Yeah I bet. Anything to make an extra buck. Too much info on here and too little time to go through everything.
BTW, there's actually a lot more to it than "an extra buck"; there's actually quite a few health and behavioral benefits to neutering, as well as pet overpopulation control.

Here in the rescue we vaccinate puppies and dogs upon arrival (5-way vaccine), then they undergo neuter/spay surgery within 1-2 weeks post vaccine and they do just fine I understand you, as the owner (and not a rescue that needs to get the dog adopted out) would probably wait longer, but just wanted to let you know that there's worse things that can happen to a dog than administering a vaccine, or series of them, and s/n around that same time frame.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:35 PM   #53 (permalink)
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BTW, there's actually a lot more to it than "an extra buck"; there's actually quite a few health and behavioral benefits to neutering, as well as pet overpopulation control.

Here in the rescue we vaccinate puppies and dogs upon arrival (5-way vaccine), then they undergo neuter/spay surgery within 1-2 weeks post vaccine and they do just fine I understand you, as the owner (and not a rescue that needs to get the dog adopted out) would probably wait longer, but just wanted to let you know that there's worse things that can happen to a dog than administering a vaccine, or series of them, and s/n around that same time frame.
I believe in neutering and I'm all for it for the reasons you mentioned but I agree with the two posters that I should wait till he is a year atleast. My previous dogs I always neutered and at 6 months due to my vet telling me asap to neuter. For him it was for the quick $$ considering that their really is no rush unless for a medical reason.
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he has some really cool colors and markings
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I believe in neutering and I'm all for it for the reasons you mentioned but I agree with the two posters that I should wait till he is a year atleast. My previous dogs I always neutered and at 6 months due to my vet telling me asap to neuter. For him it was for the quick $$ considering that their really is no rush unless for a medical reason.
But, I bet your other dogs were okay
Either way, glad you're on board with it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #56 (permalink)
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he has some really cool colors and markings
Thanks he's definitely a good looking one.

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But, I bet your other dogs were okay
Either way, glad you're on board with it.
Absolutely. Definitely too many dogs and cats end up in shelters because of that.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:36 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Well so far its almost a week since we got Jack. Looks like house breaking is going good. We let him out of the crate but confined to our dining room and he seems to point to the outside door willingly to do his business. At least Im assuming so. He is starting to understand the sit command pretty good as well. Jack is definitely scared of car rides and in the store if I leave his side he cries till I come back even if my wife is holding his leash. I guess more car rides and social interactions in public places should fix that hopefully. Im also in the process of hiring a trainer for the basic commands.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #58 (permalink)
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He's a handsome little guy. And you are a saint for giving him a home!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:12 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Awww.... he is just adorable! Thank you for saving this little sweetie. You'll find a lot of good info and support on this forum. Welcome!

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:52 AM   #60 (permalink)
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He's a handsome little guy. And you are a saint for giving him a home!
I wouldn't say saint but thanks. We are both lucky to have found eachother.

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Awww.... he is just adorable! Thank you for saving this little sweetie. You'll find a lot of good info and support on this forum. Welcome!
Thanks!

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For the first time yesterday I heard him growl and bark. He was relaxing on the deck absorbing the sun and I heard him. I assume it was at the two rotties who are usually behind the picket fence of my yard. I didn't think at 5 months that they exhibit this behavior. Real interesting.
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