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Old 02-20-2013, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bella is 10 months old now and has been in heat for about a week and a half. She's still bleeding pretty heavily so I'm assuming she is still in the first stage of her heat. Anyways, her spay appointment is scheduled for March 5th, but I'm wondering if I should push it back. Would it be more dangerous for her to get spayed if she's still in heat? Should I wait? How long should I wait?

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Cute girl! I would wait 6-8 weeks after the end of 30 days of being in heat. They say* 2 weeks is long enough, but talk to your vet.

*I went looking for studies/best practices and that's what I found just as general info, but not as either a conclusion or true best practice.
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Cute girl! I would wait 6-8 weeks after the end of 30 days of being in heat. They say* 2 weeks is long enough, but talk to your vet.

*I went looking for studies/best practices and that's what I found just as general info, but not as either a conclusion or true best practice.
Yea I'm thinking I should wait. The vet seemed to not care she was in heat on the phone. Probably because it costs an extra $25 when they're in heat.. Lol. Anyways, maybe early April will be better. Then she will be healed up before her first birthday! (ah first birthday yay!)


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Agree with Jean. At least 2 weeks post but better to wait (IMO) about 6-8 weeks.
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we tell people at our vet clinic to wait 3 months until spaying after a heat for everything in the body to return to normal size
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we tell people at our vet clinic to wait 3 months until spaying after a heat for everything in the body to return to normal size
Oh wow. Maybe I should wait until the summer then. In late May, she is participating in her BN, so I guess after that sometime.




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shortest time i would wait to spay is 12 weeks after a heat..should be no problems.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ask your vet why s/he isn't concerned. I doubt very much the opportunity to amke another $25 is the reason.

My most recent girl was spayed about a month after I got her which was well before the previous owner expected her to go into heat. I picked her up at the end of the day & was informed that she was already in heat. I explained that I knew that cost more & certainly expected to pay it but they said no, there was only a single upcharge, which was included in the original estimate b/c of her size.

They weren't upset & didn't seem to consider it much riskier than a routine spay. IF she'd gotten pregnant then we would have been looking at a spay/terminate which I believe is a good bit riskier.

I waited a month so she could settle in, which I doubt I'll ever do again.
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