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Hattie was speyed last Thursday at just over six months. My vet who I have the utmost respect for gave a very convincing argument for speying before the first season ie. the prevention of many later life reproductive cancers. Hattie is fit well grown and has recovered very well from her operation. The other reason for my decision was that I will be away at Badminton for the first week in May and Hattie will board on a farm nearby where the visiting dogs live with the family. By then she would be around 7 months and a season was a real possibility. Today I went to buy dog food from the store where her puppy socialisation classes were run I took her in as I know the partner of the trainer has a soft spot for her. Hattie was her usual hyper self and I mentioned she had been speyed. I was informed I would have nothing but problems as she had been done so early. I trust my vet and we will see. However anyone who has visited some Labradoodle sites will see puppies are sold desexed at eight and a half weeks which is a whole different ball game. I am happy Hattie will suffer no ill effects from her spey as my vet would not do the proceedure if he thought it unethical. Sorry to let off steam but sometimes I wonder if just because it is the usual way is it necessarily the right way?