Bend Spay and Neutering
Neutered male dogs tend to roam less, fight less and exhibit less territorial (marking) and dominant behavior.
Unfortunately, there is some early evidence that waiting until 10 months of age and older may decrease the likelihood of cruciate ligament injury. The cruciate ligament is a stabilizing ligament in the knee that when turn, can result in pain, lameness, and arthritis. Spaying dogs to prevent unplanned for puppies is a good decision in a world of animal overpopulation and overrun humane societies. Riverside Animal Hospital understands that the needs of every animal are different and that the decision of when to spay or neuter should be made on a case by case basis. As part of your puppy series, we will discuss these important topics with you so that we can determine the best time to alter your pet.