Neuter - Health Risks

by Joann
(Islip, NY)

He’s the King, his name is Chief

He’s the King, his name is Chief

My Great Pyr is going to be 5 this August, we never had him neutered, since we had been told best to wait until 3 so he would get all benefits of testosterone etc...never had any issues and times goes by really fast, realizing now it’s two years later wondering if we should still neuter him now or not even bother? He’s as sweet as can be, yes barks like crazy, we have a 9 year old male lab and they get along just fine...
BUT, should we neuter him now? Is it safe? Better to for long term? Any reasons to or not to at this point??
Please help us make a decision...out vet says at this point it’s really up to us, I feel like he isn’t really helping me make an informed decision...thanks!

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by: Donna

Well, your vet is right. It's up to you.

As long as he isn't wandering, and gets along with other male dogs (many male dogs you meet on your walks may not like him because they sense that testosterone), doesn't get any intact females pregnant (males and females will wander until they get what they want), you can leave him as is.

In rescue, we neuter as late as we can up to two years old. We neuter other males dog who are older. We leave older dog intact if we know to whom the dog is being adopted. We don't risk having more unwanted dogs out there.

As long as you are a responsible guardian of your dog, he'll be fine.

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