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    Spaying a bitch

    At what age would you get a bitch spayed if you are not going to breed with her
    I am waiting for a pup should pick her up med December how long before I take her to the vet

    DJC
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    6 months, normal advice is before first season...... Although some disagree and say wait until after, but I'm sure the vets will advise you accordingly
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    Leave the bitch mature first before whipping away her insides!
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    I'm just going to quote myself from Wednesday:

    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    The risk of a bitch developing mammary tumours if spayed before the first season are virtually 0%, but there is a small increase in the risk of the bitch developing lifelong incontinence.

    If you spay the bitch after the 1st season the risk of her developing mammary tumours remains very small and the risk of incontinence is lower.

    Our practice policy is to spay 3 months after first season, but we will do them at other times if the owner wants. The increased risk of incontinence is very small. There is not an absolutely correct answer.

    If you don't intend to breed then I would advise neutering (I intend to do our puppy after her first season).

    The keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery is gaining popularity. There are studies showing less pain and faster healing. Full work at 10 days may be possible if done that way. The cost is greater and the operating time can be longer. With good surgical technique and adequate analgesia the benefits are very small.

    In answer to the OPs question, I would agree that 3 weeks before full work would be more reasonable.

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    Apache, What is the rough cost of this? PM if you dont want to publish prices

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    150-275 with us (varies based on weight, only exceptional dogs would fall into 'giant' and be up at the top end).

    It's one of those things where the price can vary depending on local conditions. My personal belief is to charge all surgery 'fairly'. Some practices charge 100 to spay a bitch, but 500 to remove a simple lump. I guess it evens out in the end (both for the owner and the practice) but it's not very transparent and doesn't make much sense.

    Beware buying vet care on price alone! Standards vary enormously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    150-275 with us (varies based on weight, only exceptional dogs would fall into 'giant' and be up at the top end).

    It's one of those things where the price can vary depending on local conditions. My personal belief is to charge all surgery 'fairly'. Some practices charge 100 to spay a bitch, but 500 to remove a simple lump. I guess it evens out in the end (both for the owner and the practice) but it's not very transparent and doesn't make much sense.

    Beware buying vet care on price alone! Standards vary enormously.
    Apache it's great to,have somebody like you on this site thanks for all your advise I will PM
    A you if I need to talk to you direct thanks again for your in put
    DJC
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    I just re-read the OP.

    Quote Originally Posted by DJC View Post
    if you are not going to breed with her
    Really hope you mean 'breed from her'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    150-275 with us (varies based on weight, only exceptional dogs would fall into 'giant' and be up at the top end).

    It's one of those things where the price can vary depending on local conditions. My personal belief is to charge all surgery 'fairly'. Some practices charge 100 to spay a bitch, but 500 to remove a simple lump. I guess it evens out in the end (both for the owner and the practice) but it's not very transparent and doesn't make much sense.

    Beware buying vet care on price alone! Standards vary enormously.
    Thanks Apache

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    I just re-read the OP.



    Really hope you mean 'breed from her'

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