Getting our Rottweiler fixed

We have a 5 month old rotty, our vet has told us that getting her fixed at 5 months is very safe.

Then we ran into other rotty owners during our walks and they said getting her fixed that early can stunt her growth and end up with medical problems.

Any advice?

Getting your Rottweiler spayed before 6 months of age is safe, and it’s one of the best things that you can do for her future health and wellbeing.

Having a dog ‘altered’ (whether it be a male or female) prior to 6 months reduces the chances of reproductive disorders – including cancers – enormously. It doesn’t ‘stunt growth’ or cause health problems, those are ‘old wives tails’.

Of course as with any surgery there are some risks, and possible, but rare, side effects involved and it’s important to follow your vets’ advice. However, spaying or neutering are simple procedures are beneficial rather than problematic.

Hope this helps, best of luck.

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Nov 25, 2010


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by: Anonymous

i have had my female spayed at 5 mts old and my male at 4 mts old and they are just fine. i feel it is best for your pet to be altered as soon as possible. they seem to recover with little change and never knew what happened. if they never have those urges, then they don’t miss anythig.

Nov 24, 2010


by: Julie

Hi there, here in New Zealand vets are speying bitches before their first heat and it doesn’t appear to do any damage whatsoever.I got my English Pointer done at 3 months and she has never got fat and she is now 11 years old and still runs like a greyhound.

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