Can a dog be too old to be neutered?
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.
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.
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.
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.
six to nine monthsFor 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.
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.
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!
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.