Is it true that if a dog has a c-section she can not longer have puppies and gets spayed? I never knew that if it is true. I was talking with a friend who works at a vets office and she told me that. She said the uterine lining gets destoryed to much my surgery. So, is it true?
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Well, for my Boston it is true. When we had to have a C-section for Lady, we had her spayed. The vet said that once they have been cut, you do not want to risk breeding again and needing a repeat section. Can cause problems with scar tissue and it's tough on the mom as well.
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No it isn't true, my boss breeds a rare breed toy, and most have c-sections. She has bred some them several times, and had no problems at all. Not all have always had c-section either. Alot depends on the number of pups in the litter, and how far over their due date they go. having said all of that, she also doesn't breed anything under 3lbs.
Can problems happen, YES. One of her girls lining fused with her bladder, so of course spay was the only option. She doesn't breed them as much or up to as old as some of the ones who don't have c-sections.
As far as my knowledge, I don't have them unless it is a flukey thing. This is soley what I have learned from my boss.
Sounds like the vet doesn't know what they are doing if they are ruining the uterus after one c-section. Sometimes a uterus will shred and need to be removed, but a healthy uterus can be sewn up---- just like a humans. Some women have 3-4 c-sections, it just depends on how they heal. Dogs are no different, you just have to wait longer between litters so the uterus has more time to heal.
I have watched at least 10 c-sections over the years by several different vets and never had a dog that "HAD" to have a spay. Some I chose to spay at the same time though. It should be a clean larger cut through the skin and then a clean smaller cut through the uterus and then the vet reached up or squeezes out the puppies from each horn. The uterus itself shouldn't have a HUGE cut in it. JUST ENOUGH for the babies to come out.
I would imagine that it is best to go a vet who works with breeders frequently and is not scared to do c-sections and knows how to do them correctly.
I am sure a lot of breeders with expensive dogs, with irreplaceable bloodlines would throw a fit at a vet who only knew how to do a c-section if the dog was spayed at the same time. Borderline incompetence.
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If that were true those of us that have c-section breeds would be in trouble, lol. There is a difference in the vet. They are chosen very carefully. We use vets which specialize in our breeds (as most c-section breeds also have surgery issues and many other's, lol) and know how to do the c-sections. It's how the vet handles it. Most I know have a fairly normal breeding career until their last litter when they are spayed at the same time though just like any other how the last litter went is taken into careful consideration. In other cases it's usually the vets in an emergency clinic for awhile which are great at c-sections since problems tend to occur on weekends and the middle of the night and they tend to gain alot of experience that way. ;-).