My 6 month year old rescue puppy came back from the vet yesterday after being neutered at the vet's recommendation. Everything went just fine. A day later and he's back to his original energy level!
I did have a question about something the vet said when we picked him up. Now that he's neutered, they want us to gradually switch over to adult food. Is this normal? I was under the impression that we were suppose to keep him on puppy food for a while longer.
Now that he's been neutered and is on adult food, is this going to stunt his growth? Is he still going to grow after the neutering at the same rate as if he wasn't neutered?
Logan is back to his normal self and is loving every minute of life.
Some people switch to adult food at 6 months, others a 12 months. I don't think it really matters.
Neutering shouldn't stunt his growth. He may not fill out as much as an intact dog might but to be honest, for a pet dog, who cares? enjoy him.
Neutering at 6 months will actually delay the closing of his growth plates and he'll actually grow taller than he would have if he were neutered later.
♣ Laura ♣
For your pet RESCUE...nothing will really stunt his growth. Enjoy him.
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I appreciate everyone's help with my question!
I agree with everyone else on the growth. I would try to keep him calm though don't let him do whatever he wants for at least 7 days to let the stitches heal internally. I know it's hard because they seem to feel find but it's best of them.