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Old 01-30-2007, 06:30 PM
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O.K., Boppys 2 now. I know I MUST have her spayed for HER health etc, my wife reminded me again yesterday, "it must be done". I'm just unhappy about the whole issue.

I have a couple questions before I'm forced to take her to our vet:

How long was you Chi 'bothered' by this after you spayed her?
What kind of behavioral differences did you notice?
How do I deal with knowing I'm allowing pain to come to upon my dog that weighs only 6 precious lbs? Or does the health of my dog come first and "what I think about it" come in 2nd in this instance?

These are questions that have made me put it off this long, but at 2 years I mustn't wait any longer.

Thank you beforehand,

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Old 01-30-2007, 07:04 PM
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I had Zoey spayed before her first heat so no behavioral differences. We had to watch her as she acted like nothing happened. They are precious family members but regardless of the size I think we feel guilty about putting them through a surgery. I also know that like us... the pain will go away and in the end we did what was best
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:17 PM
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How do I deal with knowing I'm allowing pain to come to upon my dog that weighs only 6 precious lbs? Or does the health of my dog come first and "what I think about it" come in 2nd in this instance?

Actually yes, her health should come first, just like the health of your child would need to come first if you found out he/she needed an operation. Only in this case you are potentally risking your dogs life if she were to accidentally get tied up with a larger dog or just have complication from the birthing process.

How long was you Chi 'bothered' by this after you spayed her?

I have 3 females that are all spayed. The only time they were bothered from the operation was the first night after the operation. The vet did give them a shot of pain medicine before I brought them home and they slept all night. The next day they were fine, you would never know they had an operation. You just need to keep them from jumping until the stiches come out. You also will need to keep them from licking and chewing on the stiches. After they start to heal they itch and will attempt to pull the stiches out by themselves. All I did was put a long shirt on my girls so they couldn't get to the stiches.

What kind of behavioral differences did you notice?

Absolutly none.
I have seen a few members mention that there were a few pee pee accidents in the days following the operation, but I didn't experience that at all with my 3.
You really should get it done, she'll still be the same sweet girl and she'll still love you afterwards.
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I had my springer spayed at 4 months & Gracie (chi) spayed around 6 months. Neither one of them were really bothered by it. I did get pain medication from my vet for them. I'm not sure that they needed it, but just in case. They were both ready to run around by the next day. A little cranky for a day, but that was all. I know not having them spayed puts them at more health risks than not having them spayed. I know its scary, but it really is best for them.
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Aw, I know how you feel. But I think it's harder for us than it is for them, at least in my case... But let me answer your questions. ^_^;

How long was you Chi 'bothered' by this after you spayed her?
Hm, about as long as it took for her hair to grow back. Seriously, that's pretty much all that affected her! That, and the E-collar. >_<

What kind of behavioral differences did you notice?
Oh, none whatsoever. She was a diva before she got spayed, and she was still a diva afterwards!

How do I deal with knowing I'm allowing pain to come to upon my dog that weighs only 6 precious lbs? Or does the health of my dog come first and "what I think about it" come in 2nd in this instance?
Oh, don't worry! If your dog already weighs 6lbs, then she should deal with it rather well, I think. And yes, her health does come first. It just one of those things that has to be done, you know?

Don't worry... You'll be fine. I know the thought of them hurting in any way is just horrible, but remember that it's just temporary... And you can cuddle her and spoil her all you want afterwards!
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How do I deal with knowing I'm allowing pain to come to upon my dog that weighs only 6 precious lbs? Or does the health of my dog come first and "what I think about it" come in 2nd in this instance?
its more painfull to not spay then along the line have an "acciedent" where she ends upbeeding with a male larger than her or simply having complications and possibly dying. its also MUCH less painfull then having mammery, overian or other reproductive tumours a couple years down the line that would require more invasive surgery plus rediation therapy.
my female is 5lbs and spayed. my male is only 3lbs and hes neutered.

How long was you Chi 'bothered' by this after you spayed her?
Vixie didnt even notice, she was back to herself within a few hours!
my male felt a little more sorry for himself for the night but by the next day he was back to normal. generally theres itchy discomfort, (talk to your vet about mabe using the glue instead of typical stitches, it holds just as well and isnt as itchy as regular stitches.) but otherwise...no botheirng!

What kind of behavioral differences did you notice?
none whatsoever! shes the same old vixie girl!
she was also older when spayed 2 yrs to be presice and she experienced NO behavioural changes.
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How long was you Chi 'bothered' by this after you spayed her?
Bothered? Not sure she was, she just slept alot bc of the pain medication. And, she was annoyed bc I wouldn't let her down to play with her brother!

What kind of behavioral differences did you notice?
She's actually perky! LOL She play's more!!

How do I deal with knowing I'm allowing pain to come to upon my dog that weighs only 6 precious lbs?
The pain can is dramatically minimized by pain meds, and its so worth it, not having to deal with puppies, cycles, all of that.


I had Priya done when she was 6 months old, just don't let her be to active or lick at the glue and she will be fine! Goodluck!
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Dixie was spayed because , I felt that it would be a good choice for her and I , didnt know much about breeding puppies , and that is what my vet suggested , her incision was on the inside and she wasnt in to much pain , but still i had to baby her a little ! I also prevents your female chi from having ovarain cancer on down the road , which is a big plus in my book!
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