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I would like to fix my 5 month Coco before she has her first period can anyone quests when that would be
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I had my hav spayed when she was about 8 months old, lots of people wait until they are done growing and have had thier first heat...

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My vet recommends at 4 months. She said the latest information and advice is spaying/neutering at age 18 months... people "forget" to have this procedure done.
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My vet recommends at 4 months. She said the latest information and advice is spaying/neutering at age 18 months... people "forget" to have this procedure done.
People who "forget" to have their pet spayed or neutered shouldn't have a pet! IMO, 4 months is way to young to spay or neuter, except under very unusual circumstances. I;d rather wait for the dog to be fully mature, but at LEAST I'd wait until they are 6-8 months old.


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We have always had our pups spayed/neutered at 6 months. Not sure why the jump to 4 months. I also need to correct my previous post. That is 8 weeks, not 18 months. Why do you say 4 months is too young? I have read the ASPCA recommendations.

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We have always had our pups spayed/neutered at 6 months. Not sure why the jump to 4 months. I also need to correct my previous post. That is 8 weeks, not 18 months. Why do you say 4 months is too young? I have read the ASPCA recommendations.
The ASPCA advocates early spay/neuter, not for the benefit of the animal, but to prevent irresponsible owners from allowing thier young dogs to reproduce indescriminately. I assume you would be careful not to let your pup get pregnant by mistake? If that is the case, there is absolutely ZERO evidence that early spay/neuter has any medical benefit for the dog, and a lot of evidence that holding off until they are a little older does benefit them.


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I would NEVER spay my hav that young (8 weeks!) that is just insane.
4 months is too young also.

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