Neutering Puppies of Six Months? Is This Acceptable?

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Neutering Puppies of Six Months? Is This Acceptable?

Post  Trilby Bee on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:26 pm

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Six Weeks!

Post  millie1* on Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:22 pm

Six weeks is far too young in a dog under normal circumstance - 6 months is acceptable in most animals. However, they castrate sheep at birth and I think calves at very early age (within a couple of weeks???). Should acceptable age be defined by species???

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Post  Admin on Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:10 pm

Calves and Lambs are castrated using the rubber band method. (My eyes are watering!!)
I thought that for neutering an animal had to be of sexual maturity.
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Early Neutering

Post  Trilby Bee on Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:45 pm

Admin wrote:Calves and Lambs are castrated using the rubber band method. (My eyes are watering!!)
I thought that for neutering an animal had to be of sexual maturity.

Well, when I first saw the article I thought they meant just spaying of females...I know in some countries they spay females at 3 months as the norm. But excuse my ignorance, how does one castrate a six-week-old-puppy which has no testicles? I took my male cat to be neutered at six months and they said that as he only had one testicle we should wait and see if the second would descend, which it did not; hence he had to have abdominal surgery. So how does the RSPCA castrate puppies and of six months? Anyone got any idea?


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Re: Neutering Puppies of Six Months? Is This Acceptable?

Post  Admin on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:21 pm

Trilby Bee wrote:
Admin wrote:Calves and Lambs are castrated using the rubber band method. (My eyes are watering!!)
I thought that for neutering an animal had to be of sexual maturity.

Well, when I first saw the article I thought they meant just spaying of females...I know in some countries they spay females at 3 months as the norm. But excuse my ignorance, how does one castrate a six-week-old-kitten which has no testicles? I took my male cat to be neutered at six months and they said that as he only had one testicle we should wait and see if the second would descend, which it did not; hence he had to have abdominal surgery. So how does the RSPCA castrate puppies and kittens of six months? Anyone got any idea?
None at all T.
Unless they do the unthinkable and go with the abdominal surgery en mass on a given day.
The mind boggles as to what this lot get up to.
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