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question re: when to spay??

Hi all,

I am new to this forum and was wondering if I could get some insight on when would be an appropriate time to spay my little girl. I'm going to get a 7 month old girl (I wish I could get a 10 week old puppy, but my schedule just does not allow for that). Are there any temperament benefits for spaying earlier rather than later? I hear girl doggies can be b*tchy if they're not spayed? But I also heard that if you spay too early, the pup can grow too tall (growth plates have not fully closed yet) and as a result, they are at an increased risk of developing bone cancers? I can't tell what is fact from fiction!!!

Did anyone notice personality/temperament changes in their girl doggies after spaying. How old was your pup when you spayed her?

Any insight or advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

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Great question and CONGRATULATIONS on your new baby!!!
There ARE a LOT of differing opinions on when is best to spay.
We had Tillie spayed when she was nearly 8 months old... some do it younger, a lot do it older. It was rough the first couple of days after the surgery, but she recovered well and I haven't noticed any personality changes what so ever.

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Well, there are benefits to early spay and there are benefits to waiting to spay, certain cancer risks decrease with both (decreased risk for ovarian/ breast/girl related cancers on early spay and decreased risk of arthritis, bone disorders and cancers on waiting to spay)

I did wait til' after first heat but most people spay before first heat and have had no problems. I really didn't notice any personality changes and Gucci was never 'bitchy' to humans, other dogs maybe, but I can't see any difference post spay, the main difference is her coat, doesn't grow as fast and as gorgeous as it did with the hormones helping it along..

to the forum! And congrats on your baby, 7 months is still very young

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Hi all,

I am new to this forum and was wondering if I could get some insight on when would be an appropriate time to spay my little girl. I'm going to get a 7 month old girl (I wish I could get a 10 week old puppy, but my schedule just does not allow for that). Are there any temperament benefits for spaying earlier rather than later? I hear girl doggies can be b*tchy if they're not spayed? But I also heard that if you spay too early, the pup can grow too tall (growth plates have not fully closed yet) and as a result, they are at an increased risk of developing bone cancers? I can't tell what is fact from fiction!!!

Did anyone notice personality/temperament changes in their girl doggies after spaying. How old was your pup when you spayed her?

Any insight or advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

Best regards,
Emily
I don't think you have to worry about the growth plates that is only in larger breed-ed dogs Our vet recommends waiting tell after their first heat. Because he see's more small breed's with bladder issues at a older age because of spaying early.In his opinion That risk far out weighs the other issues by spaying early Spaying earlier is diffidently a good Idea for folks that can not control making sure your dog doesn't get pregnant.

Maddie at 5mo old
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My breeder recommended that I wait until Brutus is a year old to neuter him. She said that neutering him before all of the hormones have had a chance to develope could cause cancer and also cause him to grow larger than he is suppose to be. I guess it's kind of like taking out a girls uterus when she's a child or giving a little boy a vesectomy before they have had a chance to mature. JMO

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I waited till after her first heat...she was actually just spayed last week. Her breeders vet said she had a slight infantile vulva when she had her very first exam and she suggested to wait until after her first heat.

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