I noticed that Animal Shelters neuter dogs starting at 8 weeks old.
(The one near me does. It's a County Animal Shelter)
I want to adopt my first puppy from a high kill animal shelter in order to save a dog that could potentially be euthanized.
I'm concerned that biologically speaking; a puppy that was neutered that early could potentially not develop fully, since sex hormones control a lot of different systems in a dogs body.
It just sounds like the dog might have problems later on in life with its health.
Does anyone here share a home with a dog that was neutered at a very young age?
If so, how is its health?
Should I just adopt an older puppy maybe 6 to 9 Months old instead that was neutered at that time?
(All dogs get neutered at the shelter before leaving to their new home)
I have 2 adult male cats that were both neutered when they were 1 year old. They are healthy as oxen (Knock on wood) at 4 years old now.