A friend of my mom's just rescued a pit bull off the street. The dog is approximately 11 years old. She is a intact female who has obviously had puppies. My thought is she was a BYB dog that got to old to breed and was dumped. She tried to find her owners but know body claimed her. She has cropped ears so at one point she had a home. She took her to the vet and they recommended not spaying her do to her age. She would prefer her be spayed to not deal with heats? Is there a major danger for doing it at that age? If it will be she want be spayed. Just wanting other opionions
If we ban Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are humans some dont like next ?
I agree with LPN, it isn't the spay, that is dangerous, it is the surgery it self. Anytime you put a senoir dog under, you risk their life. It would be good for her to just live out the rest of her life in the comfort of someone who really loves her.
If blood work testing shows she is healthy, then there is no reason she couldn't have the spay surgery. She should be checked for heartworms, intestional worms, liver and kidney function and anemia, etc. If everything is fine health wise then the surgery should be done in such a way as to keep the time under anesthetic as short as possible.Every heat cycle increases the risk of pyometra and hormone related cancers.