What age do you feel is best to spay? - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-19-2009, 05:41 PM
chi person
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question What age do you feel is best to spay?

Hi everyone, I am just popping on real quick to ask this question... phone line is having problems so no internet at home right now , until BT sort it out. I am currently on a friends computer.

Anyway, I think I have decided to go for a female Chihuahua and will of course want to get her spayed.

My question is, is there a right time? I see so much conflicting info about spaying dogs etc. Some people say do it before their first season, others say leave it until afterwards, some people say it's not a good idea to spay a dog so young... and some even say it can depend on the breed, so that's why I am asking.

What age do you recommend spaying a Chihuahua? before/after her first season?

Also, out of interest if you have a bitch or have had one, at what age did you get her spayed?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-19-2009, 05:48 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 3,052
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

6 months. I just had Lola done and my vet advised that as well
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-20-2009, 06:21 AM
MChis's Avatar
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Name: Heather
Location: New England
Posts: 4,636
Thanks: 90
Thanked 86 Times in 70 Posts
Default

Smaller dogs are actually more apt to have their first heats earlier than a larger dog. They can start their heats as early as 6 months...on occasion a bit earlier than that. Spaying before their first heat is very beneficial and cuts the risk of certain cancers up to, I believe, 95%.

To gain these benefits I'd personally have them spayed before 6 months. I think Matilda was spayed at 5 1/2 months & she did great.

Good luck!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-20-2009, 01:35 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,450
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to msmadison
Default

we're getting madi spayed at 5 and 1/2 months this week (YIKES!) Our vet also said before their first heat is the best - which is around 6 months for little dogs. It's a scary thing, but so good for the dog!
__________________


my blog - the journey
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-20-2009, 07:39 PM
chi person
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thank you all for your replies. I just want to be as prepared as possible before I go ahead with getting a Chihuahua.

Aww I'm sure Madi will be fine, bless her. I know what you mean, it can be worrying when you take your pets in to get neutered/spayed.

x
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-21-2009, 05:10 AM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,482
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

i have a relatively new little girl also, my second chi, lucy is almost the same age as little madi - but i am not getting her spayed until november 16 - which makes her just over the 6 month mark. i am prayign that she doesn't go into heat till then, my vet recommends the spay before first heat as well. good luck!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-24-2009, 08:47 PM
chi person
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Only problem I've found is that the vets seem nervous about doing it too early because of their tiny size - but Rocky is male (obviously!) so I don't know whether that means the vet is more comfortable leaving it.

Either way, I know the longer you leave it towards the 12 month mark the worse it is for the dog, so always best to get it done at the first chance when they're young and resilient enough to forget about it quickly!!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 04:46 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com