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Old 01-16-2011, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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When to Spay?

We were told by our vet that she could be spayed at 6 months. Our trainer says that's too early and to wait until one year claiming there is a danger of side effects. What are you folks hearing about this?
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:19 AM
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Re: When to Spay?

We get our V at end of Feb or beg of March. We are getting a male and were told by our breeder that we should not neuter until he is AT LEAST 18 months old. Has anyone else heard or experienced this?
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:37 AM
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Hey Nick that question came up a few days ago, you can go to the left side of the sceen and type the word "neutered" in the search engine and you will see some replies to that question. hope that helps....
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:41 AM
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Actually my mistake, you asked about "spaying" not neutered. My appologies.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:01 PM
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I think actually the latest data indicate that it's preferable to do it younger from the standpoint of protecting your female dog from future reproductive tumors, and that there are really no differences in side effects when all the available studies are considered. 6 months has been a pretty standard age for a while, but now it's sometimes done even earlier than that. I'd go with your vet's rec. We had Rosie's surgery when she was 8 months (which was considered pretty last minute, given that she could have gone into her first heat at any time). http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/spayne...ay-neuter.aspx
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:18 PM
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Re: When to Spay?

Our Vet recomended at about 6 months. We took her advice and had it done right a 6 months. Three months later Morgan is doing fine and she is loving life.
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:40 PM
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We just had Holley done at 6 months per the vet's recommendation. We were not sure when would be best. We read all the pros and cons of waiting and going at 6 months. Our main concern was not knowing when she may go into heat and if they do then health concerns jump significantly. After a long conversation with the vet, we settled on 6 months. I think Holley is just fine. She is back to her old jumping, lovey self. The worst part for me was seeing her walk out of the back room that night. She was so out of it. It broke my heart but the next morning she was trying to run around and be herself. I knew she was good.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:24 PM
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Re: When to Spay?

This has got to be the mot controversial topic when it comes to dogs...
Some think it's down right mean to spay at 6 months, and some swear by it.

Apparently it's best to spay them before their first heat and also best after the first, and also best after a few... see where I'm going with this? lol

We decided to go in between what everyone was saying and had her spayed at 8.5 months. She had not gone through her first heat.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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thanks folks...that helps. for those that got spayed, were there noticable behavorial changes?....and if so how long for it to show up? I think like everything else in life....there are differences of opinion and not enough data to prove the case either way. I think we will take our chances on what our Vet recommends....which is just after six months.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:03 PM
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The only behavioral change we noticed was that she was fearful of going to her daycare/playgroup although she had been fine with it (even loved going) before her operation. But that could be simply that she was home with us for a week recuperating and wasn't used to going anymore. Possibly she somehow mixed up the male who runs the daycare (and picks her up) with her male vet who performed the operation--because strangely, she was not afraid of the vet the next time she saw him...
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