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    neutering: pros and cons?

    hi guys my girlfriends frenchie will be neutered next week!! in the last months he became really obsessive with other dog, tryng to mount every time compulsively my female dog and some in the street, and last week also my girlfriends neighbour leg...could you share some experience? what are the pros and cons of neutering? thanks a lot guys

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    Re: neutering: pros and cons?

    Jake was neutered at 7 mos. of age. I wanted to wait longer, but I couldn't take him mounting everything, including my leg. Once he was neutered, it stopped. He still mounts Stella sometimes when I am playing fetch with her, but that's it. Neutering is major surgery so I would make sure you take him to a vet that is familiar with the breed and the proper anesthesia protocol. I would also not have him neutered younger than 6 mos. Good luck!
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    Re: neutering: pros and cons?

    We'll have Junior neutered some time in the next few months -- he's five months now, and just showing signs off and on. Our vet likes to wait until 9 months of age to see some more bone growth and muscle development on male dogs before he schedules the neuter, so long as we're not seeing behavioral problems like marking and mounting and aggression. I'm not sure we're going to be able to hold out until 9 months though!

    I worry about the anesthesia the most, for my bully dogs. The neuter itself is very simple for a male dog, but a spay is of course more involved for a female. Having said that, my pugs have gone under anesthesia many times under the supervision of knowledgeable vets and we've never had a problem.

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    Re: neutering: pros and cons?

    It's so interesting how all vets have different opinions. We took banksy in to the vet for an eye problem yesterday and the vet said he should be neutered soon and there is no benefit of waiting. Which I disagree with. It makes me want to find another vet.... but he really is an amazing, highly recommended vet where I live. I was surprised to hear his opinion on this. Anyway, we are still waiting. Banksy is 7 months old in a few days and does not mount. He is however extremely high energy and tests me a lot. But that I can handle, and continue to train and establish dominance with him. We plan on neutering before he is 1 years old and will wait until we feel the time is right.
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    Re: neutering: pros and cons?

    think we had our little girl spayed at 5 or 5 1/2 months. vet has been in practice for more than 30 years. as for anesthesia, well she showed me she used what was recommended. she has done this for many years with no problems, otherwise she wouldnt be doing it. there are a lot of different opinions on this matter. best to go with what your vet says, after all he, or in my case she, is the expert. my little girl also had the stitches they desolve. all went good and she is a healthy and happy girl, she is eight months now. i also remember years back when people said to let your dog have a litter first, made them more protective and so on and so on. thee vet is going to do what works for them. may still ddo the mounting thing, its a = im the boss of you thing, even my girls do it form time to time, and both spayed and girls.

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    Re: neutering: pros and cons?

    Wait as long as possible.
    Dogs need their sex organs to develop properly. There have been many studies done, that show an early spay/neuter increases the risk of joint disease and other illnesses later on.

    It is common practise in Europe not to spay/neuter at all unless its absolutely necessary due to untrainable behaviour or health issues.(In some countries its even illegal).

    But everybody has a different opinion on this subject, so best to do your own research and decide what works best for you

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    Re: neutering: pros and cons?

    I had Jax neutered at 6 months. He goes to daycare and the dogs have to be spayed/neutered. I do not regret having him done at that age and he has developed perfectly fine.

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    Re: neutering: pros and cons?

    I've talked to several vets about when best to spay Olive, and they all had the same opinion. Best to get it done at or just before she turns 6mo. They quoted several studies that indicate the occurance of mammary cancer was MANY time worse if waiting until after their first season. And that if getting it done before then, the chances of mammary cancer were virtually nill.

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    Re: neutering: pros and cons?

    Quote Originally Posted by turbodave View Post
    I've talked to several vets about when best to spay Olive, and they all had the same opinion. Best to get it done at or just before she turns 6mo. They quoted several studies that indicate the occurance of mammary cancer was MANY time worse if waiting until after their first season. And that if getting it done before then, the chances of mammary cancer were virtually nill.

    I think in this case we are talking about a male though

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    Re: neutering: pros and cons?

    We had Beezy spayed before she was 6 months old because our vet also quoted the stats on mammary cancer, and also because it's required by her daycare. The daycare is run by a top-notch vet clinic and they require all dogs to be spayed or neutered by 6 months if they're going to participate.

    I have a friend who got her male Frenchie from the same breeder I did, and she agreed to become part of their breeding program by "donating" samples every so often. He's about the same age as Beezy now, which would put him at around 2, and he is a holy terror. Really aggressive. She took pictures of the horrible gash on her Pug's head from where the Frenchie took a bite and wouldn't let go. That's just not anything I'm interested in. Our next pup will be a male and we'll have him neutered early. If you're not planning to breed, I just feel like it's the responsible thing to do. Our shelters are overflowing with dogs and cats resulting from accidents or owners who don't care - not to imply that anyone here is like that. As the beloved Bob Barker would say, "Remember, kids ... always spay or neuter your pet!"

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    Re: neutering: pros and cons?

    I am aware this is a mainly american forum, so its obvious that most people have heard about the common 'spat/neuter early-theorie'. However most European would highly disagree and more and more Americans are also starting to realize that waiting (especially for a male) as long as possible will come with positive results.

    Nutrition,vaccinations and religion are similar topics that always come with all kinds of opinions when you ask a simple question

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    Re: neutering: pros and cons?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaplesMommy View Post
    However most European would highly disagree and more and more Americans are also starting to realize that waiting (especially for a male) as long as possible will come with positive results.
    Tell that to the poor little Pug with the 3-inch gash on his head and an eye that's swollen shut. Fortunately, I think he's going to be okay.

    Look, I get that there are different practices in other countries, and even in different households in this country, but I think this forum needs to be a place where people feel safe and unjudged for their decisions. We all have opinions, and we should be able to do what we want with our dogs. Lots of people here made the choice to spay or neuter their dog and feel that it was the right one. Others have decided not to do so. Let's agree that each side has the right to do what works for them and that no one should be made to feel bad about any decision they make.

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