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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Iíve read mixed reviews, at what age is it the safest to get my female gsd puppy spayed? sheís 4mo now.
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Usually it is recommended to wait until the growth plates close, so aprox. 2 years.
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Most would say to wait over a year at minimum
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You all let her go through a period cycle???


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Iíve read mixed reviews, at what age is it the safest to get my female gsd puppy spayed? sheís 4mo now.
You're correct on the "mixed reviews"--been that way for many years. Currently the big debate is...."to spay/neuter...OR....not to spay/neuter"....just sayin'

Anyway moving on..... our first female (Sheba) was spayed at approx 2 and a half after a litter of puppies---our 3 since Sheba were fixed between the ages of 1 and 2 with no issues later in life that I was aware of.
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Some breeders even ask that you wait until 18 to 24 months of age to spay. You do have to deal with a heat cycle (maybe more than one) but if it is what is best for the dog, make them wear a diaper and call it a day.
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iím new to all of this. at what age (around) do females go into heat? we are trying to spay before she goes into heat because we have carpet and white couches but have read pros and cons on when and when not to have them spayed and canít get a clear cut answer as to when. she is about to turn 4 months.



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Iíve read mixed reviews, at what age is it the safest to get my female gsd puppy spayed? sheís 4mo now.
You're correct on the "mixed reviews"--been that way for many years. Currently the big debate is...."to spay/neuter...OR....not to spay/neuter"....just sayin'

Anyway moving on..... our first female (Sheba) was spayed at approx 2 and a half after a litter of puppies---our 3 since Sheba were fixed between the ages of 1 and 2 with no issues later in life that I was aware of.
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Wait until after her 1st heat.

Usually 10-12 months old is the first heat

Buy a diaper
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You all let her go through a period cycle???
Yep. You'll just have to deal with it. Sometimes twice depending on what you want to do

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Wait until after her 1st heat.

Usually 10-12 months old is the first heat

Buy a diaper
I've heard average is 8mo
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I'm old school. Definitely your call. Talk to your vet and get your girl spayed when it is right for you. My large GSD mix was a shelter puppy. She was spayed at 8 weeks. Yeah, that kinda sucks, but not under my control. What's done is done. She is currently 3.5 years old and doing well. No adverse issues from such an early spay, at this point.
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