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My little guy is 6 months now and we have had a few moments of err lifting his leg in he house !! :shock: my vet says 8 months to neuter him ? 6 sounds better ?

( my little guy also does not have his *bits* dropped so the
vet said it'll be a little more difficult than a normal male neuter :roll: anyone had this done to thier male chi ? )
 

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I have alway heard 6 months and I think most here have had it done at 6 months.
 

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At least 6 months for a girl also. They are so small most good vets prefer to wait as long as possible. In Fizzys case I suspect the vet is hoping they will drop. If you use pee pads you can put a coke bottle in the middle of the pad for him to lift his leg on.
 

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Thanks for all the info and advice , I really appricate it ... The coke bottle is a great idea :) he no longer uses pee pads , he always asks to go out , when he does lift his leg in the house it's not a real pee its a tiny drop ( marking territorry ( sorry if spelt wrong ) me thinks :roll: )
 

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Both my Guys were neutered at 6months. Both had the "CryptOrchid". Only one testicle had dropped. Apparently, this is extremely common in small breed dogs. They both did great...just a little sore for the first day. :D

They did charge more for the neuter, because of the "Cryptorchid"? :shock:

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yep 6 months is recommended age at my job. and the cryptorchid (sp?) is a more invasive and detailed surgery so it most likely will cost more.
 

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They did charge more for the neuter, because of the "Cryptorchid"? :shock:

sandra
Not a problem re the money , just want him ok . I know it's a more difficult surgey :( ( I know my vet really well and she will look after him very well , he already loves her , BUT he may not after his opp :( )
 

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Fizzys mum said:
sjc said:
They did charge more for the neuter, because of the "Cryptorchid"? :shock:

sandra
Not a problem re the money , just want him ok . I know it's a more difficult surgey :( ( I know my vet really well and she will look after him very well , he already loves her , BUT he may not after his opp :( )

my experience is the dog's usually dont' like me or the vet techs too much. that is until they have their anals expressed then they aren't too thrilled with doc anymore :) (unless he puts me to do it which i HATE!)
 

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Ozzy had one that had dropped and one that hadnt so he had to have a tiny cut in the lower part of his tummy where they got the one from inside it only had like 2 or 3 stitches in and was really tiny and he doesnt even have a scar now - I had this done at 6 months fizzysmom :wave:
 

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Ozzy had one that had dropped and one that hadnt so he had to have a tiny cut in the lower part of his tummy where they got the one from inside it only had like 2 or 3 stitches in and was really tiny and he doesnt even have a scar now - I had this done at 6 months fizzysmom :wave:
Clare , thanks so much for your story I really appricate it :)
I'm gonna be so nervous when he goes in for his opp :( but I
trust my vet so I'll try and stay as calm as I can :)
 

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Hi, youngest dog I've had done was 8mths :shock: he was cryptorchid but op went ok.
The best thing to do is take your vets advice as it will be them performing the op. :)
 

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chilady said:
Hi, youngest dog I've had done was 8mths :shock: he was cryptorchid but op went ok.
The best thing to do is take your vets advice as it will be them performing the op. :)
big thanks to you too :):) I will take my vets advice for sure :)
 
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