Scout, who is 6 months old, just got neutered today. My husband just picked him up from the vet and the poor guy is pretty sleepy right now.
The only real reason why vets try to enourage early neutering/spaying is to prevent any accidental breedings. We actually just saw a different vet a couple of months ago when we took our dogs in for shots and he totally supported waiting until at least 18 months. Tucker will probably be going in to have it done next month when he turns 18 months old. We have the same plans of waiting until at least 18 months with our new pup as well.do you have any good reason to do it at 6 months?
In fact, I am thinking of get my puppy neutered pretty soon as well, but also love to heard some different opinions.
I totally agree.I strongly believe in waiting until the dog is between 18 and 24 months old. They really need the hormones to mature and develop properly.
Here is a very informative article on the subject: http://www.veterinarypracticenews.c...d-beyond/is-early-neutering-hurting-pets.aspx