I have Marley scheduled for his neutering next Wednesday the 19th. He just turned 6 months on the 8th , we have company coming on the 25th, older adult company . Will that be a problem? Some say it's better younger, heals faster,...then there are cons that I have read that say it increases their odds of getting different kinds of cancers later in life doing it too young .... how long do they have to wear the cone? At what age did did you fix your doodles? I have heard 6 mo then I've heard 12 months ? ? You hear all kinds of stuff, I just want to do the best for him. Thanks !