i would think it would be even more riskier to take a chance on him catching the scent of a female and taking off. nuetering is alot less risky than spaying and the recovery is quicker. if you plan on breeding him, then you wouldnt want to neuter, if not, then you are better to have it done.
***Edited By: dusty082155 on 1/15/2007 3:41:25 AM*** Reason: *
Neutering is a simpler procedure than spaying as well. There are also many health issues related to intact males. Small dogs do need extra care in anesthesia, as long as the vet has knowledge of toy breeds it goes without a hitch. Also, certain breeds are more suseptible to anesthesia issues than other breeds as well.
bbkoo, you need to re -read dustys answer. She did not say that your dog would get 'caught'. she said better to be neutered than have him ' catch the scent of a female dog' - also she did not say anything about a c-section, just that neuturing a male is easier in regards to recovery than a spay is on a female.
I've heard it's better to do before six months because it can cause a change in behavior. So, don't worry, just go ahead and do it for your dog! Max is a pomeranian, and he was neutered very young and he was totally fine, and still is at 1.5 years old. Good luck!
bbkoo, what type of dog do you have? I have a Bichon Frise/Westie mix who is a little over two now and he was fixed at 6 months. Our bigger dogs got fixed at 3 months but the vet said that he doesn't do small dogs before 6 months, I believe he said something to the effect of wanting the organs to be muture and on smaller dogs it is better to wait until 6 months. Cody did great thru the surgery and hasn't had any problems since. Good luck!
Neutering is such a simple surgical procedure. The only worry I might have is making sure your vet knows the appropriate and safest amount of anaesthesia to use for a tiny dog. It's a very quick and simple surgery, He'll be sleepy for the day and probably that night and will most likely be back to normal later on the next day.
in one book i read it said it was fine, no problems but i'm worried about whether to have my minature schnzauzer (13 weeks i know its a long way off yet) neutered because it apparently in another book from the kennel club it can change the texture of their coat, apparently, and other side affects. has anyone else experienced this after neutering a dog. Plus is 6 months the best time for my dog or possibly earlier.