I have been reading through all of the past posts, but I am still struggling. Our Australian labradoodle will end up being around 30 lbs when she is full grown.Our vet says we should wait until at…Continue
"We had our doodle spayed at 10 months on recommendations. Then before she turned 2 she tore her cruciate ligament and had to have expensive surgery to repair. She has a stiff leg to this day. She is 7 now. I keep her weight…"
"I read a bunch of stuff after reading your comment - partly for me too since we are thinking of getting a puppy soon.
A few common themes in the stuff I read:
- Over 6 months seems to be widely regarded as "safer" in general
"I agree with Nancy that this is very controversial. In my case, when I got my puppy, my breeder required I sign a document that my dog be spayed by 6 months of age, or pay the difference in cost for a breeding dog (several thousands of…"
"This can be a very controversial subject with very different opinions. Some will say not before a year, others will say between 6 months and 1 year and even some will say not at all. There are studies that show both health benefits…"
I have been reading through all of the past posts, but I am still struggling. Our Australian labradoodle will end up being around 30 lbs when she is full grown.Our vet says we should wait until at least 9 mos. to spay her. They told me it is unusual for a female to go into heat before a year old. That just doesn't seem right to me. Our breeder told us that 6 mos. is a good time to get her spayed if we want to avoid the first heat.I want to do what is bets for her overall health, but I…See More