Spaying and Neutering
by Lisa Konieczke
(Waterford, MI United States)
Bonnie is sitting on Clyde
I have 2 Great Pyrs, female 13 months and male will be 2 years next month. I have been hearing conflicting stories about when the best time to spay and neuter them. I do not want to breed.
I hear to wait until about 2 to 3 years for them to fully mature to prevent bone cancers and other risks. I also hear to spay and neuter around 7 months.
I have not done so as of yet because of the threat of bone cancer, I know they have a short life span as it is and want to keep them as long as possible.
Can you let me know the facts of spaying and neutering Pyrs and at what age is best for them?
I am a responsible owner, I separate them when needed. Thank you for any advice you can give.