We have our new 3 year old male to be neutered. My question is it the right thing to do. The vet said he will loose muscle mass and probably gain weight. He has no behavioral issues and is a great dog. We are not going to be breeding or showing him.
He does no mounting, no aggression , no marking. Just a great dog. Not that it matters much as our last dog was the devil and it did nothing to change his behavior. People look for a quick fix in neutering rather than the real problem in behavioral training. I was at that place once.
I also read that neutering can cause problems with the thyroid?
We might be getting a new girl puppy, so neutering him would make life easier for us. Also our boy can't be crated.
Any advice is appreciated. The vet weighed him today and he was at 32 pounds! The vet said he could loose a little weight, but he said he is solid muscle. He thought 30 pounds would be ideal for him.