At what age should you get a female fixed?
My vet argued that it should be done after first season to allow the dog to mature both hormonally and physically and this reduced risk of age related incontinence. But if you had said you where spaying before first season I would have come up with other benefits I don't think either choice is wrong. Though I don't like the spay at around 8 week option much.Thank you, this is good info. I was going to do it after her first season. I thought I saw others here doing it earlier and thought I missed something. Need to save up some money. My old boy is on meds and it takes alot of cash to own dogs these days.
Nothing wrong with an early spay and plenty of vets recommend it so I wouldn't worry about whether you did the right thing or not - I just had a vet who didn't. A dog in season is a bit messy but we coped as we have stone floors throughout. If I had carpet down it would been another matter all together.Had bramble spayed before her first season at 6 months, my vet advised it would be fine. I read good and bad information about it all the time before having it done and it does worry me that I did the right thing? She was absolutely fine after her op and I haven't had any problems with her so far, so am keeping everything crossed!
I'm not sure with small children I would have been able to deal with the mess and the kitchen is where she is confined when muddy etc., would have been to small for her to stay put in most of the time to avoid any mess?