We plan on having Jazz spayed at exactly 6 months...September 4th. But I've been hearing that we should wait until after she goes in heat for the first time. Someone told me it if we didn't wait, it will cause weak bladder muscles and Jazz will begin peeing everywhere. I would like to hear more opinions on this subject. Thanks !!!
I did a TON of research on this topic, and spoke with 2 different vets and a few breeders and I never EVER ran across this side effect. There are pros and cons no matter when you spay them.
Most people that wait until after their first heat (like me) do it to allow their hormones to fully assist in bone development and growth. If you wait until after the first heat, some studies show that you reduce your risk of bone related problems, hip dysplasia, arthritis, chrondo, etc. However, at the same time..you increase the risk of certain cancers by a small percentage, mainly mammory or uterine cancer,
After all my research, I decided to wait for her to have one heat, and I did, and she is going to be spayed next month. But do your own research on it, talk to your vet and make the best decision for you and your dog. Everyone has a different opinion. I basically wrote down the pros and cons and went wtih my gut feeling on what was right, I love this little dog dearly and want her to have the best, most healthy life possible...
I do know of some Havanese breeders that are recommending spay around 9-12 months in hopes to help decrease any bone related problems in our breed. Others are adamant about 6 months. Talk to as many knowledgeable people about it as you can, and review the studies
Good luck with your decision and I don't think a bladder problem would happen unless something was botched during spay? That's a new one to my ears.