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Old 11-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, little Bear is at the vet getting neutered, and I'm home worrying (I know neutering is routine but I'm a bit paranoid after all the health issues he's had). I just called the vet to check on him, but got the machine, so I'm thinking they might be at lunch. Hopefully they'll call back soon...
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Poor mommy worrying about her boy. He will be fine. I got two of my youngest done at once so double the worry. They were both fine. My dog however, when we went to pick her up her eyes were half closed and was stumbling like a drunk(all the while trying to wag her tail at the sound of our voices). I burst out crying, it was very embarrassing. Lol
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So how's the little Bear Bear?
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ah ha funny you should mention drunken stumbling... because Bear was drunk as a skunk when I got him home. He was licking the incision so I put an e-collar on him, but that made him freak out and he was racing around and crashing into things, so I took it off. I figured licking was better than a broken neck. Thankfully he's A OK now and back to his normal, loveable self!
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've been really lucky with this one lately - maybe my vet holds on to them for a bit longer after the op.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just out of interest.. how old is your Bear? I have 2 make kittens and I am unsure of what age to get them done at. I hear some vets will do it as young as 4 months although 6months is the most common. I was thinking of like 8 months old for mine.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The younger the better. Some vets will do it at 8 weeks and that's perfectly fine. My vet says 6 months but she does it at 16 weeks for me.

If you do it younger, you can remove the risk for some cancers.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My vet prefers to wait til 6 months... I asked about doing it earlier but he didn't think it was necessary. Not sure I agree but he's the doc...
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Did your vet say why he prefers to wait until 6 months to neuter? Star and Lucky were three months old when they were neutered.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Just out of interest.. how old is your Bear? I have 2 make kittens and I am unsure of what age to get them done at. I hear some vets will do it as young as 4 months although 6months is the most common. I was thinking of like 8 months old for mine.
I wouldn't wait until 8 months. In a lot if cases, they sexually mature before then and you'll know for sure if there are any females in a 5 mile radius in heat! At the very least you'd get loud cats dying to get outside. At worst, you might run into spraying and aggression/territorial issues. Of course some don't have any problems at all, but unless he's unhealthy, why wait?

2 months/2lbs seems to be the newest criteria. My kitten was neutered at 9 weeks and 2.3lbs.

As long as they're healthy, any time after 2 months is fine. I'd shoot for before 6 months.


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