I think M&M lives in the EU, Norway.
They do a lot of partial spays in Europe> I'm guessing 'partial spay' means taking the ovaries only.
I had it done on Ilda, since we went with laparoscopic procedure while having the gastropexy done.
Positives, it does seem less traumatic and can be done laparoscopically. I also believe there's less of a chance of incontinence due to traditional spay.
Downside, while the chances are decreased significantly dogs can still get pyometria and it complicates diagnosis of urinary tract issues should they arise.
Overall, according to my vet who did Ilda's spay it's been done in Europe for years with few problems and does have benefits.
Last edited by Gwenhwyfair; 03-26-2014 at 11:59 AM.