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Growth plate closures are at different ages. This is one of the main reasons you DO NOT SPAY/NEUTER at an early age.
Without the hormones that reproductive organs produce, these growth plates do not close properly. Please visit the below link to better understand on the reasons why.
I cannot stress the importance of disposing chip bags or any plastic/paper bag that has held food products properly. We take EVERY chip bag and rip them apart. We almost lost our Buzz after putting his head into a plastic vegetable grocery bag that had nuts in it that was laying on my nightstand. He was smart enough to come to us with the bag sucked into his mouth causing him to barely breath. If he had not come into the living room, we would of lost him to suffication. We never eat our chips from the bag in case we forget. They are poured into an airtight container and dished out from there. I have had friends that have lost their dog this way.
AGE - My dogs' age in human years.