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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 Staff Member Administrator

    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 Staff Member Administrator

    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 Staff Member Administrator

    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 Staff Member Administrator

    Take your meds.
     

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