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I agree with both of you. I have an intact 4 year old girl (to talk about it from the female side) The idea that I could not keep her from becoming pregnant "by mistake" is ridiculous. I think she is old enough at this point that if she were not still showing, I'm not POSITIVE there are still benefits to keeping her intact. But from everything I've read and my vet agrees, the risks of allowing her to remain intact (and unbred) until she is at least 6 are minimal. At that point I will reassess, though from the research I have read, even up to 10 years of age, pyo (the biggest health risk for unspayed females) is extremely uncommon in Havanese. The problem is, that IF they get it, it is ALWAYS an emergency, high-risk spay, and extremely dangerous infection. Of course I want to avoid that for her!
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