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    Kathy5475 is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultSpaying Question

    I know I saw some conversations regarding spaying, but I can't find them now. Riley is now 4 1/2 months old and will go in soon to be spayed. I'm not happy with her vet right now, so she goes to interview a new vet today. I'm interested to know viewpoints on letting her stay overnight at the vet vs. bringing her home the night of the operation. I don't think many vets have someone there to monitor overnight, so I was thinking it would be better to bring her home, so at least if something (gulp) happened, I'd be with her to deal with it. Also, anything I should be on the lookout for regardless if she stays overnight or comes home. This is my first time with this as my last labbie was not spayed. Would appreciate any advice and comments.

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    DefaultRe: Spaying Question

    Now I feel really stupid. I found the other notes, and I even posted there

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    maddy got spayed at around 4.5 months and i brought her home. she was so groggy from the med's that she slept all night until the next morning and was like she wasn't even there. i would be worried not being able to monitor if she stayed at a vet.

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    DefaultRe: Spaying Question

    I personally do not think its good to spay a female before 11-14 months of age. When I do spay my dogs do not stay at the vet. They come home and spend the night in the crate near my bed where I can keep an eye on them.



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    Labby, why do you not like to spay when they're that young? Riley is scheduled for 6/27, so she'll be just over 5 months!!

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    Its not healthy to spay that early. Would you do a hysterectomy on an 8 year old girl?

    http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/documen...uterInDogs.pdf



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    DefaultRe: Spaying Question

    I agree with Laura.

    Most vets are taught to spay at 6 months and therefore push this age or younger.

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    I think you should do what your vet recommends.
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    DefaultRe: Spaying Question

    It seems like there are advantages and disadvantages to both. I'm going to talk to the vet about it and see what she says. I just worry that if I wait, she'll go into heat and every little boy dog in the neighborhood will be knocking on the door.

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    DefaultRe: Spaying Question

    Actually, other then my Ruby not leaving the yard or my sight, I have never had stray dogs coming around our house.

    I have an intact male next door, and even he doesn't get too excited, as she is just out to potty, then right back inside.

    I agree, 5 months old is a little young. A friend at work insisted she spay her dog at 6 months and the poor dog has had horrible bladder and urinary tract problems.

    Do what is best for you, if you don't think you can be responsible for your girl, please have her spayed before her first season.

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