Spayed


karen steele

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Hi all i have 2 standard dachshunds Lolly & Pip. Pip is nearly 2 .5 Years Lolly 3 today Pip had to be spayed for health reasons after having phantom pregnancies which was causing inverted infected nipples now the vet keeps pushing me with Lolly she has not had puppies so vet says it needs to be done she a very timmed little girl and could not bare to leave her with strangers and near other barking dogs on top of this she weighs 10 kilo and the vet nagging me for her to loose weight she a fussy eater so dont eat much " i thought " i thought she very solid with muscle we walk them miles at least an hour twice a day sometime 3 if the weather fine she on the go most of the day can anyone have any advice or reasurance dont want to put her through things that are not really needed ... surgery of starvation
 

CaseyKC

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I am a proponent of spaying an adult female dog for several reasons. First it may reduce the development of mammary tumors and/or other cancers and diseases in intact non breeding females. Second, you do not have to go through the season mess and watch the female like a hawk during a heat so that she doesn't escape and find a willing male. Unless your female has really outstanding qualities that would contribute to the breed standard there is absolutely no reason to allow puppies or to breed her. There are so many dogs without homes and in shelters that over tax the capacity of shelters and rescues. As you must know from having your Pip spayed, your Lolly would be a tad uncomfortable for 24 to 48 hours following a spay procedure, but will be so much better off long term. I do want to add however, that I am very much against spaying juvenile females, and believe that spay should not happen until the female is fully an adult so that the hormones can do what they need to do for the bones, teeth and other body parts. Since your Lolly is three years old, this would not be an issue and would, in the long run be beneficial for her health and well being.
 

CaseyKC

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I would also like to address the overweight issue. I adopted/purchased my current little girl a little over a year ago from a reputable breeder after she had a litter of puppies, weaned them and was ready to be adopted. At the time, she was four years old. A condition of adoption was to have her spayed which I did by calling my credit card numbers into the breeder's veterinarian to pay for the procedure. Yes, she gained some weight, nearly two pounds which is almost a kilo. I think a kilo is 2.2 pounds, and is just now losing it due to my insistence that no one give her treats or extra food. Her preferred weight was 9 pounds and she gained two pounds which in a mini of her size is a significant gain. It has taken a year to get her to lose enough to be a healthy weight, reduced content at meals, low calorie treats, exercise, and no one is allowed to sneak her a treat from something they are eating. I worry about overweight dachshunds because it puts a strain on a dachshunds very vulnerable spine and I do not want to ever have to deal with IVDD or a "downed dachshund," in my own little girl, although I have fostered rescue dogs during recovery from this problem and it is not pleasant. As my Annie loves breakfast and dinner above any other daily happening, and since she is the proverbial food motivated dog, I have had to be the monster that denies her extra treats, and cut down her food portions, but it is for her own good.
 
Hi all i have 2 standard dachshunds Lolly & Pip. Pip is nearly 2 .5 Years Lolly 3 today Pip had to be spayed for health reasons after having phantom pregnancies which was causing inverted infected nipples now the vet keeps pushing me with Lolly she has not had puppies so vet says it needs to be done she a very timmed little girl and could not bare to leave her with strangers and near other barking dogs on top of this she weighs 10 kilo and the vet nagging me for her to loose weight she a fussy eater so dont eat much " i thought " i thought she very solid with muscle we walk them miles at least an hour twice a day sometime 3 if the weather fine she on the go most of the day can anyone have any advice or reasurance dont want to put her through things that are not really needed ... surgery of starvation
If you spey a dog the loss of hormones makes them more nervous. Maybe ask the vet to put her on a course of amoxicalm (dog prozac) to enable you to try and socialise her a bit more so she's not so nervous. Plenty of time to spey down the line
 
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