Can a dog be too old to be neutered?

Asked By: Linwood Considine
Date created: Wed, Dec 2, 2020 12:46 AM
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As long as dogs or cats are 2 pounds or more, surgery can be done successfully with very few complications.

We have found that 3-4 months of age is absolutely ideal, but even if you wait until 6 months of age, the benefits of pre-pubescent (by 6 months of age) spay neuter are clearly defined.

Answered By: Dianna Yundt
Date created: Thu, Dec 3, 2020 2:49 AM
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For dogs: While the traditional age for neutering is six to nine months, puppies as young as eight weeks old can be neutered as long as they're healthy.

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Depending on how long ago your dog was neutered, yes he can still breed a female after neutering.

However, even if he has no sperm, a neutered male dog can still get an erection and theoretically tie with a female dog.

This will not result in pregnancy if it has been more than a month since he was neutered.

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A male dog can be neutered any time after eight weeks of age.

A few years ago, most veterinarians advised waiting until puberty hit at about six months, and some still make that recommendation.

Talk to your veterinarian about what's best for your dog.

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six to nine months

For dogs: While the traditional age for neutering is six to nine months, puppies as young as eight weeks old can be neutered as long as they're healthy.
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The cost of dog neutering at the Humane Society or a low-cost vet clinic will typically range from $50 to $125 depending on the size and age of your pet.

Some animal hospitals may charge up to $250 to neuter a male dog.

Spaying a female dog is a more complicated procedure which will usually cost between $50 to $175.

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Most average cats and dogs take fourteen days for their incisions to heal.

Side note: that's about how long it takes for people to heal, too.

It's good to remember that if a person had a surgery like your pet just had, they would be restricted from activity for about a month!

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Spaying or neutering can lead to a reduction in certain health risks for both female and male dogs.

Neutering a male dog prevents testicular cancer and reduces the risk of other problems, such as prostate disease.

A neutered male dog might also have less desire to roam.

May help with certain behavior issues.

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