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Old 02-20-2011, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When do I spay my little girl?

She's 6 months at what age should I look at spaying?
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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why are you having her spayed???
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I like to spay prior to first heat. I have not been able to do so except with 2 of my females (all rescues so they had gone through heats or had puppies prior to me getting them).

Here is a thread with back and forth with input from someone versed at reading scientific data:
Is Early Neutering Hurting Our Pets????
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Ok... now I am a little worried... because I just read all that stuff about spaying to early... but then some people are saying that it should be prior to her first heat....

Jean I have a lil one too... who in a few months will probably get fixed. The Vet told me since we are not going to breed her it is best to fix her because she could get cancer. Something about a part producing tumors which become cancerous later on in life.

Kola is 3mts now... when they want to fix her she will be about 6-7mts old. So I would talk to your Vet and see what he/she says. Its probably about time.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm really skeptical of the whole "if you don't get them spayed/neutered they could get cancer" business.

Obviously if a dog doesn't have testicles it can't get testicular cancer, and if there's no uterus there's no chance of uterine cancer, but on the whole I refuse to believe that removing an entire body system is advantageous for the health of the dog. It may not be DISadvantageous, but saying that if you don't remove their reproductive organs they'll get cancer-- that's a big leap to make.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It's mammary cancer that spaying before first heat works for.

If you read through that thread, you will find that it's not a leap made without information.

And since again, we don't know any of these people we are talking to, I would never specifically recommend anyone I don't know have an intact animal, since it's the person who really dictates the safety, behavior and health of the dog.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I was talking to my Vet and we think that our Stella will be spayed after the first heat, we get our dog spayed because we have no intention of breeding so it is the responsible thing to do.
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I think the world would be a better place if most of your average pet owners spayed and neutered their dogs.
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Yeah, and I am not saying that there are people who can't have intact animals and do well lifelong with them - but that when PEOPLE make a mistake, the animals pay for it and that stinks.

Plus I do think that there are health risks - but people can read the source studies themselves and see what they think.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I had no idea this was so controversial. I dont plan on breeding and I just don't want to jeopardize my dog getting pregnant. I don't think she'll ever get out or get loose as we're pretty good dog owners but bottomline is no one can ever guarantee that. I've decided that I'm spaying my dog...that's not a decision to be made, however timeframe is and that's what this post is about.
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