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Old 01-22-2013, 07:46 PM
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Hey guys, so my Chi Penny (~15 months, 1.5lbs) was born without reproductive organs, so I never had to question this however, a woman in my neighborhood recently rescued a chi who is pretty tiny too, Moxie is just about 2 lbs and I'd guess maybe 2 years old. Moxie's mom has asked me if having her spay is dangerous because of how small she is? I gave her the DON'T breed her because of complications including death talk, and she says (and I trust) that that isn't the idea.

So, what's the opinion here? If you take out the backyard breeder factor, is spaying the littlest ones safe? Obviously teacups and micros don't exist, but people have managed to breed some pretty tiny chis, so a chi under 2 pounds, spay or not?
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I would tell her to ask her vet,if she's 2lbs and as you told her if she had puppies it would probably kill her.
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Definitely spay if there is even a tiny chance of males getting near her and her becoming pregnant.

You can find vets that can safely spay the tiniest of pets - this is the vet I brought my smallest to have spayed - on this page you can see they anaesthsise birds, rabbits, turtles etc- so a 2lb chi is no problem to them! Anaesthesia - Bairbre O'Malley Veterinary Hospital, I know they have even operated on a goldfish!
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I would definitely have her spayed the smallest one ive had spayed was 2 and a half pounds but as Jane said they spay and neuter all different types of small animals
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