I got an ovary-sparing spay done for my collie - the only downside is that she still has heat cycles and behaves as if she is in heat - but there's no mess, no odor, and no potential for unwanted pregnancy. Just some genital swelling and she gets sort of mopey and needy for a few days.
I have no regrets.
(I know the research isn't there for dogs yet, but studies have shown that women live longer when they have a partial vs total hysterectomy, and I chose to assume the same logic applies to dogs.)
Gable: Black and Red GSD: 03/02/2012 -08/06/2018
Suki: Russian Blue: 03/02/2013 -
Sully: Tri-Color Collie: 04/22/2016 -
Magnus: GSD Mix: 07/23/2016 -
Last edited by Anitsisqua; 09-19-2018 at 10:03 AM.