Spaying our 1 yr. old female
We were waiting until our female turned a year old to spay her - I believe I read somewhere it was better to wait until she was a year old, just can't remember why.
Anyway, she had her first heat almost the moment she turned one, and just finished it. So now we're looking around to find a place to spay her. Our reg. vet wants $340, but I believe our SPCA will do it for a fraction of that.
I just got chewed out by another local spay/neuter clinic that says I should've spayed her before she had her first heat, but can you even tell when a female is going to have it? It came on us by surprise....literally about to the day she turned one yr.
Anyway, the reason we're spaying her is because she got a small case of mange around age 6 months. We were going to breed her, but not with that genetic inheritance. We were really disappointed that her breeder did not tell the people we bought her from that she could develop it, or we would've went somewhere else for a puppy.
So who is right? When is the best time to spay a female?