Should I neuter or is it too late?

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I have a yellow labrador that I got six months ago. He is almost four and a half, but has not been neutered by previous owners. Are there any problems associated with neutering at this age or should I just go ahead and do it? Have to say, his balls are rather unsightly, so I'd be glad to see them go! grin

LtEveDallas Fri 22-Mar-13 05:54:43

It's never too late, and anything that reduces the risk of bringing more unwanted dogs into the world can only be a good thing.

(and yes, unsightly is an understatement, thank God men have to hide theirs away!)

Lonecatwithkitten Fri 22-Mar-13 08:27:09

With male dogs beyond population control there is no benefit in doing it in a young dog and a middle aged one. I would make sure he has had plenty of time to settle in with you before he had the op though.

TataClaire Sat 23-Mar-13 08:47:20

I'd go for it, if you want to see if it makes any difference to his behaviour you can get him a Suprelorin implant (injected like a microchip) which lasts up to a year - I did that with my boy as I left it really late and it worked a treat!

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