When should my corgi puppy be spayed? I want to spay as soon as I can, is six months to early, or should I wait a little longer. I think I spayed my female lab when she was around six months, but it has been such a long time that I forgot. My puppy is five months now.
That a female should have a litter first is an old myth. On the contrary, it is better and healthier for the female to get fixed before she reaches maturity. Spay or neuter your dog BEFORE he/she is maturing. Around 6 months is a good age. Some vets even recommend a bit sooner. With a male dog you definately don't want to wait too long. Once the hormones kick in, neutering often does not fix the bad habits - like marking.
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Hello everyone, I have heard and understand 6 months is the age that a puppy must be to be spayed but I have some more questions. See I have 2 miniature dachshunds, the male is 8 months and the female is 3 months. I am wanting to get the female spayed. A guy that breeds them told me that a spayed puppy gets larger than a puppy that is not spayed. Is this true? Will she be gentler or will she change at all attitude wise? Is there anything I should know that might make her act different in any way if I get her spayed than she would be if I did not get her spayed? Any advise or knowledge would be wonderful. Thank you!
Hello to everyone! I read all your queries and advice with much interest. Also thank you nwnj_1 for the website you mentioned. I am writing because I am facing a little problem (again) with my 9 month old female Doberman. I do believe in having our pets spayed/neutered. You see, we were meant to travel back to France two months ago and also take the opportunity to have her spayed. Unfortunately, we were delayed because of our work schedule. We live in West Africa (Nigeria) and we don't trust the vets over here to carry out this operation. Our vet clinics are almost non-existant over here and animal care is not very developed. This is also expected as the country is also facing some difficulties too..... My question would be: What would be the side effects of having her spayed in May 2004? This is when our leave is due. She's already had her first menstrual cycle this morning! Thanks again.
Willy&Maggie There is NO reason a spayed female would be any bigger than an unspayed female. That is a myth. Just make sure she gets plenty of exercise. She may be less agressive after she is spayed, but otherwise, there is not much noticable change in their behavior. Get her spayed. Bajita You can have her spayed in May when you are on leave without any bad side effects. There is no health benefit to letting a dog have one cycle before spaying.
our clinic suggest 6 months also, although we have had kittens come in as young as 10-12 weeks that came from an adoption facility that was already spayed or neutered. i think 6 months is a good age, the age all of my pets have been done. alot of females get mammory tumors and the males prostate cancer if you wait years to have their surgery. they sometimes gain weight, but normally they stay the same especially if they are active. i haven't seen personality change from any of my pets after having their surgery.
Bajita, as sunny says, get her spayed as soon as she gets back to the US if you don't trust the Vet's there. Butyou will need to be careful the next 3 to 4 weeks, she is in heat and dogs will come from a mile around to be near her and try and breed her. Be very careful to keep her seperate and keep an eye on her at all times to make sure she isn't around other dogs, its very very unhealthy for a dog that age to be bred.
"I have heard that it is healthier to let a female go thru her first cycle and then have her spayed" this is a myth. having one heat cycle does nothing but create a chance for unwanted pregnancy and increase the chance of mammary tumors later in life.