When to spay?(3 Posts)
Fatbelliedgirl Mon 30-Jul-18 20:46:55
billybagpuss Tue 31-Jul-18 07:19:19
BatteredBitties Tue 31-Jul-18 10:20:16
Just looking for advice really from any Lab owners. We have a 7 month old female Lab, we are expecting her first heat to start within the next few months. We would like to have her spayed (laparoscopic spay) sooner rather than later, although one of our vets suggests we leave it until after her first heat.
I am not sure how well we would deal with her being in heat. She goes to daycare 2-3 times a week and next door have an intact male Collie.
What what you do? Spay soon or do as this one vet advises and leave it a while?
I started a similar thread a couple of days ago and thought you might be interested. Nothing else to add really, I'm still not sure what to do its such a hard decision.
I spayed my dog at age two but she is a giant breed (for the reasons in the linked thread) however i still think you should wait until at least the first season, i think the main consensus for early neuter is so there is less chance of unwanted pregnancy/dogs ending up in rehoming centres - not that its better for the dog.
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