How old is too old to have your dog neutered?

Asked By: Marcus Hessel
Date created: Thu, Dec 31, 2020 10:10 AM
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As long as your pet is healthy, there is no age limit for spaying your dog. While the traditional age for spaying is six to nine months, dogs as young as five months can undergo the procedure. Even if there are some risks with senior dogs, the benefits still outweigh a few risks.
Answered By: Linnea Pagac
Date created: Fri, Jan 1, 2021 12:13 PM
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Do you let your dog sleep in your bed with you at night? Research has shown that slightly less than one-half of all pet owners share their bed or bedroom with their pet.

Even so, you have likely been told by at least one well-meaning person that your dog should sleep on the floor, in his crate, or in his own bed.

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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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When you take all kinds of dogs into consideration, an average litter ranges between six and ten puppies.

In the case of your little Yorkie, she is likely to give birth to three or five pups on the higher side.

However, some dogs can pop out one puppy depending on various factors.

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Research has shown that slightly less than one-half of all pet owners share their bed or bedroom with their pet.

Even so, you have likely been told by at least one well-meaning person that your dog should sleep on the floor, in his crate, or in his own bed.

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Dogs tend to have between 8 and 10 nipples, but some have more, while others have fewer nipples.
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Go ahead and sleep with your dog—it's perfectly safe, as long as you are both healthy.

In fact, sharing your bedroom with your canine companion—as long as he isn't under the covers—may actually improve your sleep, according to recent research published by Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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At a minimum, it's advised to bathe your dog at least once every three months.

You can wash your dog as frequently as every other week (with gentle shampoo, it could be even more frequent).

When in doubt, use your judgment — if your dog starts to smell, it's probably time for a bath.

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