my chihuahua is 63 days pregnant and my vet has decided to give her a c-section scheduled for tomorrow because of complications shes had before. i want to spay her and my vet says he can do a spay at the same time of c-section but she may not produce milk because of the spay. my question is has anyone ever did a spay/c-section and did she produce milk? im spaying her regardless im just not sure if i should do it at time of c-section or not. any replys would be great thanks
the internet is a bad thing....lol. i say this because ive been reading other people writing how theyve done this and the bitch died in the whelping box because she bled out and how it can kill her giving her a c-section at time of c-section and to wait...advise advise or comfort telling me im doing the right thing and shouldnt wait to spay her. im scared!! if she died because of her spay at the time of her c-section id be totally traumatized not to mention how my kids would feel losing her!!!!!!! OMG!!! freekin out a little bit here
They can die just after a c-section. I guess ask your vet what you are comfortable with. If I have a bitch that is on her last litter, or I don't want to breed again I ALWAYS have them spayed on the table during the c-section.
Sometimes vets have to spay because the uterus can't be saved (I haven't had that, but friends have). It just "shreds".
During the last 15 years I have been in the room for probably 30 c-sections, of which 10 I just had them spay the bitch. I don't see a whole lot of difference if the uterus is properly removed or if it is just sown back up. There can be complications to both.
I have a competent vet and even a not so competent new one, and we (knock on wood) have never lost a bitch during a c-section or a c-and-spay.
Crap can happen. I do have a 3rd string vet that I no longer allow to do my c-sections because I have about 4 friends that lost dogs during or after..... so, I just don't think that vet is good at it.
The importance of the vet and their skills is key. You have to find a vet familiar with c-sections. One who works with breeders and isn't just a "pet vet" that does a c-section every 5 years.
Seriously, I just had a Pug with a c-and-spay done 4 weeks ago, but the new vet only a year out of college and even he did fine. Everything is good.
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alicat1 thanks. i defenitly have faith in my vet so reading that made me feel alot better. im going to go through with the spay and cross my fingers everything turns out fine. im not as freeked out anymore so thank you!
Sweetie, any type of surgery has the potential to be fatal. The spay wouldn't be the cause of her death, it would be from surgery in general. If it eases your mind a bit, the biggest risk of surgery isn't the incision and removing organs part, it is the anesthesia. Please consult your vet. all we can do is give you our opinion, he/she can explain the risk factors. But honestly it is the anesthesia risk.