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Old 12-13-2011, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best age to spay or neuter?

I know I could probably do a search and find this subject a thousand times.
But I was wondering what the end result is?

Kira will be 6 months on December 25th.

What is the PREFERRED age to get her spayed? I'm concerned about her health, hormones, etc..

I have no intention of breeding her.

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2 years old and above. There is no hurry to spay.
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2 years old and above. There is no hurry to spay.
I'm glad I brought up the subject.
I was under the impression that 6 months or right before her first cycle is the right time.

How do you deal with the "mess"
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Some people diaper their dogs, my solution is to always get male dogs.
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Some people diaper their dogs, my solution is to always get male dogs.
Having a diaper on Kira doen't seem like a doable option.
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Yes, you can spay before her 1st heat to avoid the possibility of breast cancer later on.
Please discuss with your vet.
It won't cause the earth to stop spinning or the sun to stop rising if you spay now.
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Most vets will tell you at 6 months, but I'll typically do it around a year after the first heat.

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Having a diaper on Kira doen't seem like a doable option.
Have you ever been around a dog in heat before? You're definitely going to need that diaper unless you want little drips all over and nasty dog breath for a couple weeks.
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My Malice is going to be 6 months old in less than a week. I am hoping to wait until she is 16 months old before spaying her.

I want her to have at least 1 heat.
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Most vets will tell you at 6 months, but I'll typically do it around a year after the first heat.



Have you ever been around a dog in heat before? You're definitely going to need that diaper unless you want little drips all over and nasty dog breath for a couple weeks.

Her vet is suggesting 6 months. She gave us a tentative appointment for January 5th

I'm not sure I'm doing the right thing. I dont' want any altered personality or temperament changes.
I hear this is possible after spaying. Is it?
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This might help you.

When Do You Spay/Neuter or Do You Not Spay/Neuter?
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