When to spay or neuter a Rottweiler?

by Heather
(Missouri, USA)

At what age should I consider getting my rotties spayed or neutered?






Hi Heather
Generally it is recommended that you have a pup spayed or neutered before they are 6 months old. Researchers and veterinarians believe that this allows for the maximum health benefits of the surgery - in terms of preventing reproductive-order diseases and conditions.

If a pup or dog is older than this, that doesn't mean they shouldn't be 'altered', just that the benefits of the surgery in terms of disease prevention may be less. It's still going to prevent pregnancy and heat cycles in females, and minimize male-hormone related behaviors such as spraying/marking, wandering, male-to-male aggression and so on in males.

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Neuter/spay age for rottweilers NEW
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Numerous peer reviewed studies over the past decade have shown that neutering prior to maturity (24 months in the rottweiler breed) is associated with negative outcomes, including increased risk of hip dysplasia, CCL rupture, bone cancer and hemangiosarcoma. Although desexing decreases the incidence of reproductive cancers and pyometra in females dogs, the incidence of these ailments is relatively low, while rottweilers are particularly at risk for orthopedic injuries, bone cancer and hemangiosarcoma. Desexing is also associated with increased incidence of hypothyroidism and undesirable behaviors such as fear of noises, separation anxiety and fear biting.

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