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Jonna26
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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:10 pm   Post subject:  Neutering my puppy Back to top 

I am a new mastiff owner and I want to neuter my little boy. He is 15 weeks old and the vet told us to neuter him ASAP. However I have read that you should not alter mastiffs until they are 2 yrs old. Can anyone offer advice on what to do?? Thanks

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:27 pm   Post subject:  Re: Neutering my puppy Back to top 

Giant breed dogs take longer to mature. There is evidence that early neutering can lead to skeletal or joint problems later in life. Moving this topic to the Health Forum for more exposure.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:05 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

Mosty vets want to neuter dogs very early, but that's really not the best for giant breed dogs. However, it does save with not having to worry about unwanted litters. If you have a fenced yard, and can make sure your boy isn't going to get out unsupervised, I would suggest waiting until he's 12-18 months. It is cheaper to neuter earlier because of anethesia, but health wise, it's much better to wait and let your boy mature first.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:26 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

It is cheaper to neuter young, however it really isn't in the best interest of the dog, although many vets will tell you differently.
My advice is do some re