Benefits of spaying before and after the first heat.

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  1. Mikey27X834

    Mikey27X834 New Member

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    Can someone please be kind enough to tell me the benefits of spaying before and after the first heat?

    Thanks very much. :)
     
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    With each heat cycle that your dog has before she is spayed her chance of getting mammary cancer increases. Because of this, they recommend spaying before the first heat cycle. Some people believe that they look more mature later in life if they are allowed to go through a cycle or two before being spayed. If you are going to spay your dog then do it before, it's just better that way, plus you won't have to put up with her bleeding all over your home or attracting male dogs. After the first heat her vulva will become larger and so will her mammary glands...this will not happen if she is spayed before hand.
     
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    If you don't spay before the 1st heat, wait 2 months for the hormones etc balance out .
     
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    I read that if you spay one too early they can become stuck mentally in a puppy like state. Is this true?
     
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    Nah !
     
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    Total myth!
     
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    Thanks a lot guys. I'll get it done before it hits it's first heat probably. :p
     
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    Mikey do you have a dog yet?? Just wondering
     
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    I also read or heard that you shouldn't neuter until your dog reaches maturity or else they won't grow to their full potential. Is this completely false? I was going to wait to neuter Gunnar until he was 18 months. Would I be better off doing it now when he is seven months? He doesn't mark territory at this point so that isn't a concern, he also doesn't wander at all looking for a little somethin somethin if you catch my drift, LOL!
     
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    caseyolee Border Collies R' Us

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    They are "fixing" dog at very young ages now-a-days, so it must be ok :confused:
     
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    No, but I'm gonna be beginning my search for a breeder very soon. I want to be sure I get the right Dog, so it may take a little while before I get one.
     
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    You might even get a male ! Can't remember, do you have the book " how to raise a puppy you can Live With "??? Tells you what to look for in a breeder and a puppy. Good puppy tests.
     
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    I can't see myself getting a male. I really want a female that'll be content with staying at home, male Dog's don't do anything for me. I really want a little girl. :)

    Oh, and I have that book ordered. The book is being delivered from the USA, so it may take another couple of days to arrive though.
     

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