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    Default5 month spay

    My breeder recommended if I'm goin to spay my female at 5 months due to that tact that most her females get first cycle at 6-7 months...any thoughts/suggestions???

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    This topic is discussed exhaustively on here - you have but to read the other posts on this page re spay/neuter to find out more.
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    I have given it thougtful and informed consideration. I have spoken to both of my vets. So Sophie gets spayed on the 19th. She will be 6 months and 1 week old. I would say to speak to your vet, and get advice for your girl.
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    if the breeder recommended spaying at 5mts I would seriously question the breeder...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophiesmama View Post
    I have given it thougtful and informed consideration. I have spoken to both of my vets. So Sophie gets spayed on the 19th. She will be 6 months and 1 week old. I would say to speak to your vet, and get advice for your girl.
    Just curious - how do you believe it benefits Sophie to be spayed now?
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    I have read about everything I can on the topic,both sides on the topic have good points...she said her females usually go into heat at 6 months.

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    I have given it careful consideration. I have found that in dogs spayed before their first heat cycle the incidence of mammary cancer is 0%, after the 1st it jumps by 10% and after the 2nd 25%. Excessive bleeding is less likely in younger dogs. Younger dogs heal faster and recovery time is considerably less. Cancer in the female organs, along with infections is less. The surgery is easier in younger dogs with less subcutaneus fat. Believe me, I did not make the decision lightly. Our 12 yr old we lost in May was spayed at 6 months. She led a healthy life. We had no adverse effect from her spay. Thankfully, Maggie never had to face cancer, no was she ever really ill. She was a really healthy girl, even as a 12 year old, other than some arthritis, she was healthy. Her death was a fluke, and the aneurysm had nothing to do with spaying her at 6 months. So these reasons are why.
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    Read that link I posted. the chances of mammory tumors might go up slightly if not spayed before their first heat but it is NOTHING like the effects of spaying early. joint problems, higher instance of ligament tears, incontinence, chronic UTIs, higher instance of bone cancer......

    I don't normally spay my females until they are about 5 or 6. I have NEVER had mammory cancer in my dogs. a female in season can be an inconvenience, yes they do bleed but keep the dog in a crate if it bothers you, but at least the dog is healthier if it's allowed a season.

    as I tell my puppy people, would you give your 10 year old daughter a hysterectomy? they look at me in horror. so then I ask, why would you do it to your dog?



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    I read your link Labby, and appreciate your input, however; I can give you many, many links that say right the opposite. How do we know what is right? I have talked with our vets, and believe this is the right choice.
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