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!

Comments for Neuter - Health Risks

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 02, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Neutering
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.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.









Breaking News

  1. Neuter - Best Age?

    Mar 04, 21 08:21 AM

    I just adopted my Great Pyrenees, Leo, a few days ago. He was kept intact by his last owners and used as a stud. He will be 2 years old in May this year.

    Read More

  2. Shelby

    Mar 01, 21 11:40 AM

    ADOPTED Shelby's family sent the photos along. She is a lovely dog and a great fit for their family. Congratulations! Her story: Shelby, a big white

    Read More

  3. Highway 281

    Mar 01, 21 10:26 AM

    Three weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon we decided to drive to Red Cloud, Ne to mail a couple of letters. We were sad because we had recently lost our beloved

    Read More

  4. Incontinence and humping

    Feb 26, 21 08:32 AM

    Has anyone had issues with their female Maremma puppy at 3 months old after being house trained started wetting herself at four months all of a sudden

    Read More

  5. Howling

    Feb 22, 21 10:57 AM

    Why does my Great Pyrenees howl when my rooster crows?

    Read More

  6. Always loving, always working

    Feb 22, 21 10:30 AM

    Samson was added to our family 15 months ago he’s not only growing in style and grace he’s growing in beauty as well. But, when you first meet Samson

    Read More

  7. Love this story

    Feb 16, 21 03:56 PM

    I have had a Great Pyrenees for the last 34 yrs. Not a “working” dog except in my home. Trust them with my life and I too, would do anything for them.

    Read More

  8. Cold - 6-week old pup outside in room

    Feb 16, 21 01:28 PM

    Its currently 36°F here outside in texas. I have a 6 week old GD pup. He is sleeping in a little room outside so its technically cold too. I go check up

    Read More