Does neutering a pitbull stunt growth? Here’s What to Do Next

Do dogs still grow after neutering?

Does Spaying or Neutering Cause Stunting? Having your dog spayed or neutered early will not stunt your puppy’s growth, but it might affect the joints of large breed dogs. Studies show that early spay/neuter does affect the growth plate, delaying its closure and causing dogs to grow taller than they should have.

What is the best age to neuter a pitbull?

Whilst recommendations vary, vets typically suggest that you should have your American Pit Bull Terrier spayed or neutered between the ages of four and nine months.

What To Do If Your Pitbull is Overweight

Many pet parents are dealing with overweight and obese dogs. About 45% of adult dogs are overweight in the US. Your Pitbull can also become overweight if he is subjected to conditions that increase his body weight.

Does neutering a pitbull stunt growth?

A dog will be considered overweight if he weighs between 10-20% more than his normal body weight. If the weight exceeds 20% of their ideal weight, then the dog will be considered obese.

You can use this healthy weight calculator by PetMD to know the ideal weight for your dog. You will need to enter his breed, weight, and age.

Your Pitbull will be at risk of becoming overweight if he consumes more calories than he burns. The excess calories are then stored as body fat, making your Pitbull heavier.

An overweight dog might sometimes be hard to deal with because they are less excited, and get bored most of the time. You will find them spending most of their time sleeping and not excited to go for walks or runs.

As a caring Pitbull parent, you should always try to prevent your dog from becoming overweight and eventually obese. But what can you do if he becomes overweight?

Does neutering a pitbull stunt growth?

These are some of the things that you can do to make your overweight Pitbull shed some weight and become healthier:

PROS and CONS of Neuturing your Pit bull!