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I have a ppit that is 9 years old I'm wondering if he's too

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I have a ppit that is 9 years old I'm wondering if he's too old to b spayed he is Avery attentioned seeker with my granddaughter door jealous wondering if I had him spayed if this would make him difffferent @ settle down he's really gentle @ spoiled but wondering if I hit him spayed would it calm him down ??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry no one has assisted you and your Pittie yet today

To answer your question, neutering (spay is with a female) will help with dominant behavior and I have neutered dogs at 12 years for this behavior. It can help but is not a definitive answer and can take a few weeks after the surgery to see any changes in behavior since the testosterone is systemic for a period after neutering.

CLICK HERE for an article on behavioral changes noted with neutering a male dog.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Black. How is everything going?
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