Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Reason I ask cause I'm also on a Labrador Message Board and most of the lab owners/breeders will not spay/neuter till a minimum of 4-5 months old because the labs are a larger breed dog and it can cause some growth/bone problems in the breed if neutered too young.
I think that's a load of poo, though. I mean....studies show that altering later in life increases the risk of cancers....not to mention the risks of "whoops" litters. I honestly do not think it affects them at all, other than keeping them healthier!! My Coco was done a little after 6 months & she still has health problems that "only happen to dogs pediatrically altered" according to the vets at a big office up by the Twin Cities.