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Old 02-26-2010, 06:38 PM
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I have not nor do I desire to breed Princess. She is almost 2lbs and about 5 and half months old. I would like to have her spayed but am having a hard time finding a vet who will do it since she is so small. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it really that dangerous for her to have surgery? I would think the risks were higher for mating and pregnancy. She is never out of my site, however I know that accidents happen. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. you can IM me at yahoo or leave me a message here or just respond to the thread what ever way u all prefer. Thanks ahead of time.

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Sorry I can't help you with the spaying. I'm sure someone else will.
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You can ask someone else (from this forum) to make you one but you need atleast 75 posts (It explains about that in the rules on the home page)
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I don't understand how they can say too small when my (from years ago) two guinea pigs were spayed and all was fine
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Hmmm, this one is baffling me. My Lucy was three pounds and I guess one pound is a lot in Chi terms... I don't know where you are located, but here in the US they have several different Vet sites where you can contact a board certified surgeon in your area. You may want to check through a site like this one below and just see if they can point you in the right direction. I don't think I have ever heard of having a dog too small to spay, but maybe it is a higher risk..

http://www.acvs.org/
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I think spaying is very dangerous for this young (because I think she's too young) puppy..
The hormons standard won't be in right and that will be very veeery serious problem with health.. As You know the hormons are regulating all works which organism do, and spaying in youth can (and will!) destroy all harmony of organism, and it will be start health problems. Very serious health problems.
This applies to all young pets, even guinea pigs.
Why would You like to spay her that early?..
I'm suggesting spaying she when she'll be 1 year old. Not earlier!
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:21 PM
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I don't know if 5 and a half months is too early... I went back and checked and we got Lucy on 2/14 last year. She was 7 weeks old. After checking my bank account, I paid for her spaying on 5/20. So that looks to be about the same time I had Lucy done and she is fine. I think she was a little bigger in size, though. Even now after she has been spayed for this length of time, she is only 3.5 pounds.

I think the OP should ask her Vet what they think the issue is with spaying her and then go from there. I think that finding a good vet that knows your pet is important, but also that you can trust as well. Each dog is different, and there may be another reason why they won't do it. But I don't think age has anything to do with it, I think it is more based on weight and size in this situation.

But as another poster said, she had her guinea pigs spayed... so who knows.

Oh, and let me add that they are recommending that I neuter Ricky at 6 months, because he is male he can wait a little longer and also because of size. He was 2 pounds the last time I had him in, and he goes in Tuesday for another round of puppy shots. We got him Dec 5th and he was 6 weeks old then. So he is about 4 months now.
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My vets has two surgery's one is small and deals with general illnesses whereas the other deals with operations etc.

The vet at the smaller practice refused to neuter Jake saying he needs to be a lot older and the last time he said that Jake was about 6 months old.

When Jake was around 7 months old I took him to the bigger surgery and when I mentioned getting him neutered then booked him straight in.. So yeah it definately depends on the vet.

As for 5 1/2 months I don't know if that is too young or not.
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But let me say - maybe You can't see differents in dog's behaviour, but the organs are not ready to put them out!
Spaying is I think the most horrible thing which we can do for young organism..
We cannot see effects in behaviour and maybe we cannot see that at all, but the hormon's 'economy' (I don't know how to say it right ) will be broken! Maybe we'll see it now, or maybe for some years, but I guaranted You that Your dogs will have broken organism and (what's the effect) dog will be die earlier..
I suggest spaying after first rut. That'll be okay for the organism more than in 6months old..
Why do You want to spay that early - I gave You a question..?
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