Ovary sparing spaying?

(3 Posts)
ggirl Mon 25-Aug-14 20:25:10

Is it an option, does anyone have any knowledge or experience . Have appt next week to discuss spaying , she s only 6 months and vets are saying to spay I'm reluctant until she is fully grown . She's a small tibetan terrier so not quite fully grown yet.

Arudonto Mon 25-Aug-14 21:48:59

ovarian sparing spays are rarely preformed in the UK.Finding someone experience in the procedure could be difficult.

In order to do one successfully you need to open a much larger wound than in a traditional spay in order to see the whole uterus and remove it.If any is left behind there can issues.

By leaving the ovaries behind you do not reduce the dogs chances of mammary cancer in later life as this is hormone related.The mammary tumour chance reduction is one of the main benefits to an early spay.

Why not keep her intact until she is mature and then spay at 12 to 18 months? Chances of a pyo in a very young dog are low and close monitoring in the weeks post heat can lead to early detection.The fewer heats she has had the lower her chances of mammary cancer.

ggirl Wed 27-Aug-14 21:01:06

Thank you for your reply , I think I'll opt for spaying her after her first season. Speaking to vet tomorrow about it.

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