What is the Best Age to Neuter?

Despite much research on the topic, there remains no set “best” age to neuter. The best thing to do is discuss the issue with your veterinarian. There are breed specific issues that come into play when considering early spay/neuter. Some owners opt to wait until pets are 1-5 years old. Given the lack of good knowledge on the topic, many veterinarians are still recommending surgical altering at 6 months of age. For shelter and rescue groups, pediatric spay/neuter is the norm to prevent overpopulation. Dr. Lori Cobb has performed many of these surgeries.

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Lori Cobb, VMD