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how old

should your dog be when you get them fixed?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:20 PM on Feb. 26, 2009 in Pets

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Answers (6)
  • It is different for different dogs, but usually by the time they are 1 year old. Females they spay after their first heat and males they neuter after their balls descend.

    Answer by Mommyto1DD at 12:47 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • Actually my vet said that they can be fixed as soon as they are 12 wks old. I had a male puppy fixed at 14 wks (no the balls didn't drop yet) and he turned out perfectly fine.

    Answer by Juggalette0327 at 12:51 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • Our dog was spayed at seven months old. That was about two weeks ago and she's doing great! She didn't go into heat first.

    Answer by Littlebit722 at 2:46 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • Call your vet, they will tell you how old your dog has to be.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • Males can be done as young as 4 months. Bitches generally at least 6 months old (though there are some Vets that will do it at 5). You should spay a bitch BEFORE her first heat to greatly lessen her chances of developing mammary cancer later in life.

    Answer by Sharon7772 at 11:33 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • My vet said 6 months old beause less than that there is a possibility of complications from the anesthetic.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 8:40 AM on Feb. 27, 2009