OUr vet wants to spay Maggie at 4 months. She is now 12 weeks. Does this seem to young of an age to do this?
Yes, too young by far. Please do a Google search on early spay neuters in canines and it'll bring up a number of health and orthopedic issues related to it.
WindyCanyon Girls, August 2014
So what is the best age for spaying? I have an 8 week old female. I have done my research and found out that spaying before the first heat is beneficial. But our vet said that we should wait until our puppy is 2 years old! I have never read anything about it so far. I'm really confused. Please help.
No, the research that says to spay at 8 weeks is only geared to the folks that want to prevent reproduction, it's not at all healthy for a dog.
You should wait until the dog is fully grown, fully mature, then do it. 12-18 months.
And remember, it's not up to the vet when they spay or neuter, it's up to you. It's not their dog, they perform their services, which YOU pay for, when YOU decide to do things.
safe as of 6 months. there are benefits to waiting til the dog is done growing (18-24 mts) and if your female has a resesswd vulva definatelt wait.
after six month i think you need to make a personal decision that works for you. yes there are benifits to waiting but you need to be very diligent and responsible when havin and intact dog. its not for everyone. tons and tons are dogs are fixed at/around 6mts and live long/healthy lives.
I am not considering spaying her at 8 weeks. It Can be at 6 months age. But I've read this somewhere; "unless you spay your dog before the first heat, the behavioral problems won't be eliminated, such as searching for male dogs" Is it true?
spaying. (or not) should have no impact on temperment.
I can have the responsibility of preventing my dog from unwanted pregnancy. So there is no other specific reason to spay at an early age, isn't there? I guess it's good to wait. Thank you all and sorry for my bad English
I had my Ellie spayed at 5.5 months... now my male boxer wants to mount her all the time... we correct the act.,.but now he will not play with her .. I have read UTI can give a scent.. she doesnt pass any blood or drink excessively.