2009-08-01 [de Morte]: Un-neutered dogs can also develop cysts on their anus from too much testosterone. It is best to neuter at 6-7 months, but I have seen them come from shelters at 4 months. The most expensive part of neutering an animal is the anesthesia, and neuters only take a few mins, the dogs and cats are kept at the vet after that so the drugs have time to wear off and so they don't bite someone on accedent from the confusion.
2009-08-01 [sequeena_rae]: Thanks! :)
You don't think that these large breed dogs should be allowed to mature before neutering?
2009-08-01 [de Morte]: No, when they mature they change a lot of their habits as well as their personalty, it is the owners final word, but most animals should be neutered around 6 months
2009-08-01 [sequeena_rae]: I will leave my girl mature a bit I think. I know the possible risks (pyometra for one) but she's just had her first season and I want her to 'grow up' a bit before she is neutered. I think I might get her done between her 2nd and 3rd season.