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View Poll Results: When do you spay/neuter or do you keep them intact?
I neuter males under 6 months of age 14 5.04%
I neuter males 6-12 months of age 51 18.35%
I neuter males 13 months-2 years of age 43 15.47%
I neuter males over 2 years of age 38 13.67%
I never neuter my males 86 30.94%
I spay females under 6 months of age 19 6.83%
I spay females 6-12 months of age 74 26.62%
I spay females 13 months-2 years of age 42 15.11%
I spay females over 2 years of age 33 11.87%
I never spay my females 40 14.39%
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When Do You Spay/Neuter or Do You Not Spay/Neuter?

When do you like to spay/neuter or do you believe in keeping your dog(s) intact?

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Old 10-14-2011, 09:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I had Sinister neutered when he was 15 months old but I will wait closer to 2 years for my next male.

I plan on spaying Malice between 15-18 months of age.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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First 2 were spayed at 5 months, 3rd was spayed at 6 months. 2 answers
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Sorry I forgot to mention, this thread is when do your PREFER having your dog spayed/neutered, not when did you have your dog spayed/neutered.

Sorry I didn't add that in! My apologies!
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I neutered Jazz at 15 months of age. I would have preferred to wait until he was 2 years but I neutered him early because I was having a lot of difficulty finding a place to board him while he was intact.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My vet said they will neuter Knuckles at 5months. I hope I'm not ruining this thread by asking why people want to wait 2 years?
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My vet said they will neuter Knuckles at 5months. I hope I'm not ruining this thread by asking why people want to wait 2 years?
Males are physically mature around 2 years of age which means they are done growing, some males neutered before they are mature can look more feminine.
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So for just a "pet", it's ok to neuter early... if it doesn't matter to you how they fill out later? There are no health reasons on when the best time is?
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So for just a "pet", it's ok to neuter early... if it doesn't matter to you how they fill out later? There are no health reasons on when the best time is?
Both of my dogs are just pets.

Some people say if you spay/neuter early you can prevent cancer but dogs still get cancer even if they were spayed/neutered early.

IMO it is better to wait until they are 1+ years old to get spayed/neutered so they are more mature both physically and mentally.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't neuter my males
I waited to spay my female after 3 years old. I would have preferred to let her intact, but since she will not be bred and my pup is her uncle, I didn't want to take chances.
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