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    Default Desexing

    Does anyone know the youngest age a dog can safely be desexed? I have asked various vets but they all give a different answer. It seems to be the younger the dog the more risk of something going wrong, therefore the cost goes up to compensate for an emergency!

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    Our pups were both 6 months old when we had them desexed. Hope this helps!
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    6 months seems to be common...
    I know that when pups are under 3 months their kidneys, liver and other organ function is not fully developed therefore there's more potential for things going wrong - mainly to do with anaesthetic.

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    Some rescue pups I recently had with me were done at 8-9 weeks. They were given very light anasthetics, and it was very quick.

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    A puppy or kitten has to be a certain weight before they can be desexed.

    When I worked in Welfare most were up to weight by 8 weeks. It's amazing how quickly they recover from surgery at this age. I watched a litter of 8 week old kittens playing happily together just under an hour after they were desexed. Pups were the same.

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