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Will neutering my 7 month old make him bigger?

Discussion in 'American Bully Health' started by Quenton, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Quenton

    Quenton Puppy

    I read that neutering a puppy before puberty makes them taller, because the hormones that signal for growth plates to close are absent. I was wondering if nutered my 7 month old would it have a similar affect. being that growth plates don’t close until around 14 months.
  2. SevenSins

    SevenSins Forget The Dog, Beware Of Owner

    Could it? Yes. Why on earth would you want to neuter early specifically for the purpose of creating disproportionally long extremities and lack of muscle mass?
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  3. Quenton

    Quenton Puppy

    I wouldn’t consider 7 months early neutering by far, and he is getting nurtured regardless. I don’t plan on breeding him, as there is no lack of Pitbulls in the world....just wondering because I’d consider a little more height on him another plus to neutering soon rather than later
  4. SevenSins

    SevenSins Forget The Dog, Beware Of Owner

    I take no issue at all with your decision to not breed a dog that isn't breedworthy, but I do strongly encourage you to educate yourself if you believe that adding height through early ("early" meaning prior to physical maturity) neuter is actually a positive thing and that is your primary purpose for not waiting until the dog is mature. Testosterone has many beneficial purposes beyond reproduction, and growth plates are meant to close at certain points for a reason. Delaying closure of the growth plates and throwing structure and biomechanics out of whack doesn't just simply "add a little more height," it also sets the dog up for poor orthopedic health.
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  5. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    Just from my personal observance of neutered or spayed pit bulls it increases the chance of the dog becoming overweight.
  6. Quenton

    Quenton Puppy

  7. SevenSins

    SevenSins Forget The Dog, Beware Of Owner

    You are officially the first person I've ever heard make this particular argument from ignorance. By all means, neuter your BYB mutt and see if he winds up looking like a bulldog fucked a Maned Wolf, just hope he doesn't develop hip dysplasia or tear out his CCLs because you decided to sacrifice healthy development for some weird sense of aesthetics.
  8. Quenton

    Quenton Puppy

    go fuck yourself
  9. SevenSins

    SevenSins Forget The Dog, Beware Of Owner

    Take your meds.
  10. 256 Bullies

    256 Bullies Puppy

    The size of the dog, all depends on genetics. Genetics play the biggest role in how big a dog gets, whether that be mass, weight, etc. I would let your dog get physically matured. But all in all, at 7 months, your dog is going through the awkward lanky stage. If it's a BULLY, you can look at ANY bully from 5-7/8 months old and they all are ugly in some sense due to the lanky stage. They won't get heavy, they're lean and lanky. Once they get passed it, they start to fill out. Always give them a chance to get passed that point. You also don't want to throw extra weight on a growing pup as it can cause more harm than good to the growing bones.

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