German Shepherd Dog > Fixing @ 3, 4, 6 months? (28 replies)
by marjorie on 27 June 2012 - 02:12
|Spaying or neutering at an early age increases the risk of hemagiosarcoma, osteosarcoma, and cruciate ligament injuries. Theunaltered males I have had did not mark in the house.|
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by Rass on 27 June 2012 - 13:23
|My dog that had the episioplasty lost her mother at 4 weeks old to a very aggressive breast cancer. By spaying her b4 her first heat I totally eliminated ANY possibility of that particular breast cancer.. but ended up having to do the episioplasty and the stress of anesthesia and so forth. |
Turns out, a single heat would have only slightly increased her risk of breast cancer and would have also avoided the episioplasty. Of course, I found this out AFTER she was spayed.
by kitkat3478 on 27 June 2012 - 13:35
by guddu on 28 June 2012 - 22:53
|There is no reason to spay or neuter unless you are selling to irresponsible people. Not everyone breeds a dog, even though they can.|
by yellowrose of Texas on 29 June 2012 - 00:01
There is no reason to spay or neuter I also make this great statement. WHY do you see the need. ??
Are all your pups and dogs sick or some disease or have they been diagnosed with Cancer?
Lazy is the word for not wanting the problem of having a heat. DO you want to make an appt ment at the Gyno for your organs to be removed next month?
I will make the appt for you if so., and you can suffer all the hot flashes, the pains, the headaches, the vitamin loses, the enzyme replacement problem and the need to take harmones that they now contribute to Breast cancer AND HAVE MEGA SIDE EFFECTS.
Have you looked at the over weight females after they are spayed/ Have you ask these females do they sweat or have hot flashes..DO you think you male will act any different. NO
I had three people call me and ask me to breed a female that a MALE that was neutered BRED and ENTERED and was in process when they looked outside.
SO even though no pups, males do not always have no drive , no pee , or no intentions...THEY are MALE>
I have never in 36yrs of breeding American Parti Color cockers, and German Shepherds ever spayed or neutered nor have I had any unwanted litters or any dog bred by any other off breed. I have vets in two counties that can tell you of the astounding health of both of my breeds/
WHY would I want to mess with MOTHER NATURE?? GOD put it there for a reason ..LEAVE IT THERE> unless it is eaten up with cancer..
by hunger4justice on 29 June 2012 - 05:54
|I would never neuter a male because of the increased risk of cancers and never before 2-4 years if I HAD to (like someone put a gun to my head). |
Why would any dog mark in the house? I have three intact males and I have had (over the years) several others and they would never think of marking inside.
by yellowrose of Texas on 29 June 2012 - 06:04
It is called Alpha training for reason of obedience at all times. A dog that is a stable dog would be trained to do correctly the manners of your home or business or know how to act in either at all times.
by Siantha on 29 June 2012 - 06:47
|i had one dog try to pee in my house and he had bin a outdoor dog his hole life. and i made it such a big deal about him hikeing his leg on a chair that he never attempted it again|
by Konotashi on 29 June 2012 - 11:25
|Marking, aggression, etc. that people claim are typical for intact dogs is bunk. It's a training issue, not a being intact issue. |
My Pom is intact, he just turned 2. Never marks in the house. Has no aggression to other dogs.
My mom's 4 year old Frenchie was neutered at 18 months. Marks ALL over the house and is aggressive to other males, especially intact males.
I trained my Pom extensively.
My mom's Frenchie doesn't even know how to sit on command.
I think many vets push for early neutering because so few 'pet' people can/are willing to handle an intact dog. They can get out and get a female pregnant.
Also, they might want your money sooner. But I think their thoughts are more on the idea to prevent any accidental litters, or a lot of people who get the urge to breed their intact mutts, just because they have their testicles. Neutering elminates all of those risks.
Personally, I prefer that males stay intact unless they must be neutered for health reasons. I personally believe it's healthier for them to stay intact.
I'm planning on vasectomizing my Pom, just so the possibility of him ever reproducing is eliminated, but he doesn't lose his hormones, which I feel are essential for a male's wellbeing.
Females on the other hand, I feel they should be spayed when they're around 2 years of age. Still able to grow into themselves, but the risk of pyometra terrifies me, but to each their own.