How old should chihuahua be to get fixed?

bumbles98: How old should a male chihuahua be to get fixed?
Hi,
I have a 5 month old male chihuahua. I was wondering how old should a male dog be to get fixed/sprayed. Our new vet is very expensive so I was wondering the average price it would cost for the puppy to get fixed too.

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Answer by bluebonnetgranny
4 to 6 months

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  1. DogLover says

    you CAN nueter after 12 weeks but it's best to wait 4-6 months.
    My vet is also a little pricey and he cost $ 235 but shelters and other vets go from $ 50, so it depends

    ~Good for You for Nuetering~

  2. show breeders sell s says

    should be 6 months old and weight at least 5 lbs……cost me $ 141 today to get my male pomeranian neutered…he just made the weight chart by 5 ounces…

  3. myciarawolf says

    Male pups can be neutered at anytime after 6 weeks of age – most people wait until they are 6 months (or just before sexual maturity) though before getting it done.

    (Before you all 'thumbs down' me for saying 6 weeks there is a vet near me who does it at 6 weeks and the rest in my city do it anytime after 8 weeks – ring a vet if you think I am wrong)

    It cost me $ 155.00 AUD (australian) to get my boys done at 8 weeks old.

    The cost of the procedure is based on the weight of the dog. I would phone around to see who has the cheapest price in your area.

  4. Aduial says

    Most vets say between 4-6 months but honestly you can get it done earlier. The humane society gets their puppies spayed and neutered at two months. So yes, most people say 4-6 months. Now is the time to do it. Price just depends on each vet. Expect maybe $ 100-200. Call your vet and ask.

  5. kdoulos says

    You pup is at the prime age to be neutered. Most male dogs don't reach sexual maturity until at least six to eight months old. It is better to get them fixed before you start noticing their humping and leg raising stage. It cuts down the risk of behavior problems down the line.
    I would also recommend going to a vet that dosen't use a lazer to do the surgery. I took two of the foster dogs for their nuterings, and after they both got horrible infections I switched vets. The lazer can damage sensitive tissue around the area they are cutting if it gets too close. It will actually burn it. I didn't know this until I took the dog to a vet that neutered the typical way of cutting.
    I also noticed that dogs that get the lazer castration seem to have extra skin that hangs between their legs while the dogs that have normal castrations don't.
    To me I don't like lazer surgery, but it is whatever you want.
    I hope this helps.

  6. Carol says

    6 mos. old is usually the best time. Contact your local animal shelters to ask about who they would recommend for low cost neutering in your area.

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