What's the right age for Spay - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-02-2008, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
Lola's Mom
Redorr's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 989
Submit Photo: 36
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
What's the right age for Spay

I can't seem to search well on this site - so I'll ask a routine question...at what age do you recommend a Hav gets spayed? Lola is 8 months. I have heard everything from 4 months to a year, so I feel you would all have more appropriate advice for a Hav. Thanks to all for your constant help.
Redorr is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-02-2008, 08:52 PM
Mom of Brutus and Roxie
Cheryl's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Danville, CA
Posts: 2,152
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
The routine answer, I think is 6 months, but you will hear a variety of responses. How much of a problem would it be for you if your Lola went into heat? How much does Lola weigh? Do you know what age Momma was when she went into heat? If Lola went into heat, what are the chances of she getting pregnant? Is she exposed to male dogs? Does she sometimes get out?
Cheryl is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-02-2008, 09:01 PM
Posts: n/a
I would agree to the 6 month average. If not planning on breeding, get her in before her 1st heat. If she goes into heat, it can take up to another 2 months, I believe?, after heat has finshed before she could get spayed.

I heard from 'general dog websites' between 4 -6 months...most leaning towards the latter with smaller dogs. But for males, earlier alterations can have a big positive effect (from which I read) on leg lifting, etc.
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-02-2008, 09:24 PM
Senior Member
Jacklyn Weeks's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 262
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
My vet and all those near us are very pro early spays. Our vet has a special package if you get your dog spayed before 6 months. We felt Norah was ready at 5 and a half months and she did great. The next day she was up and running like usual!
Jacklyn Weeks is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome