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
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Hi everyone!We have a 5 month old Australian Labradoodle. We want to take her hiking in the Golden Gate area, but haven't started her on any flea and tick treatment yet. I am leery about putting chemicals all over her, but I know the diseases resulting from fleas and ticks can be even worse.I would appreciate any input.See More
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"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