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Forgotten is offline  
Location: UK
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03-10-2017, 08:24 AM
I never spay unless it is a medical emergency!
I would certainly not be persuaded by my vet to spay so early (this is a good income for them. )
Our dogs need to grow and mature with all their hormones intact and at least have their first season, whatever age this might be !
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03-10-2017, 08:29 AM
Quite agree Forgotten.
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03-10-2017, 09:17 AM
What is wrong with giving the poor dog time to grow and develop for God's sake.
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13-10-2017, 12:13 AM
At the vet clinic I work at we don't spay tell they are a year old so they can grow and develop. With that said none of my dogs are fixed all seven of my huskies are intact it doesn't ever seem to be a problem.
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15-10-2017, 10:09 PM
Well, she is now in heat. It started at 7.5 months. Her littermate started the next day, and an older sister started the same day. They are just like clockwork. (her mother is now spayed...)

The breeder recommends that we spay her before the second heat. Her mother and older sisters went into heat every 7 months; so how long do you think we can wait to be sure of getting it in before the 2nd heat? I am thinking January.

Just as a point of reference; neither she nor her littermate have gained any weight in 6 weeks, and the are the same size as their older sister. I am thinking they are pretty well grown, so another 3 months ought to be adequate. Don't you think?

I can see from the replies that most you don't spay at all; but that doesn't work for us. Our other dog is 16.5 and has no issues despite being spayed at 6 months.
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