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danabanana
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Neutering

Post by danabanana » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:36 am

I have a ***** so this is not for me...

but on another forum people are talking about their dogs not lifting their legs to pee. A lot seem to have had their dogs neutered at 5 or 6 months of age, which seems very young to me. Do early-neutered males never learn to lift their legs? Does this have any implications in the not peeing up lampposts doggy language kinda way?

Just curious...

katowaggytail
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Post by katowaggytail » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:09 am

Hi, they do learn eventually!! .. but I;ve always had extra large pooches, they do pee high up and they also squat!
I think it's a case of why wobble on 3 when you can stand on 4 and have a good look about at the same time! :lol:

PS Have a look at www.ridgebackchat.com and the thread "he's lifted"!! It's on the same subject - I often hang around there... having a ridgie and all that!! :lol:

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Owdb1tch
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Post by Owdb1tch » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:24 pm

Big dogs sometimes prefer to stretch out and pee like horses.
Find the cause, find the cure.




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Mattie
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Post by Mattie » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:29 pm

Merlin my Greyhound doesn't **** his leg but I am now thinking there is something wrong with either his spine or back legs. I have been watching him and some days his movement is very stilted, he doesn't step under his body properly and his joints don't bend equally, his hock hardly bends.

I am taking him to the vets later this week because of this.
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Maxy24
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Post by Maxy24 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:57 pm

Max was neutered before we got him at 4 months and did not start lifting his leg until he was probably 2 years old.

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