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catherine   naperville, Illinois

2/12/2015 12:53:21 PM

How long before you let your dog go up stairs? I have a fifty pound girl,was spay 3 days ago she wants to go visit us on second floor I'm worried she will hurt herself?

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Clara   Reno, Nevada

1/5/2015 12:51:45 PM

I'm having my dog spayed in the
I know it is so important to do this
There are so many unwanted dogs &
That suffer because people don't want to be
I'm a dog lover and believe in spaying and
Please rescue or adopt dogs or
Drop off a bag of food when ever you
to humane society they need help taking
of these helpless animals.

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Vicki   Tracy, Minnesota

6/3/2014 2:08:19 PM

I just picked up my 11 month old yellow lab Lucy after being spayed. I was told by the vet tech that she had multiple seizures during her surgery. I asked if this was normal and she said no. I will talk to the vet in a couple days. Does anyone have any insight on this? Now I'm worried about long term problems.

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Jeri   South Point, Ohio

4/27/2014 4:59:15 AM

My German Shepherd dog was spayed using metal wires. The wires stick out of her stomach. When I took her back regarding the wires, they took her back and pulled the wires and clipped them. I heard her screaming and crying in the back. My dog still has wires sticking out of her stomach and one keeps a little dark spot like blood there. I wish I would have known what terrible thing they were going to do to my dog, I would have never chosen wires if I had an option. This was in Barboursville, WV. Tristate animal clinic

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Melanie   Loveland, Colorado

8/2/2013 10:09:50 AM

We are having our one year old yellow lab, Gem, spayed today. We waited until she was a year old because our previous yellow lab, Meg, had two ACL surgeries. While reading about ACL injuries I came across several readings/research articles that mentioned, especially with females, when you spay a female at a young age, under a year, it alters the hormone productivity and prevents the bone plates to develop correctly and it also alters the growth of ligaments and tenders to grow properly thus causing problems with ACL and injuries. This was very expensive to have two ACL surgeries, $5200.00. I am an Animal Science grad and was taught that you should wait until a dog, male or female, was at least 6 months of age before you spay or neuter. You want their reproductive system to be mature before you spay or neuter. That is why I am opposed to fixing a dog before the age of six months. I worked as an Animal Control Officer and of course the humane society wants everything to be fixed before it is adopted no matter what age. I remember a 10 week old kitten being spayed . It died do to complications. I felt it was unethical for a veterinarian to spay at that young of age. Again, you want the animals reproductive tract to be fully developed, typically the 6mos age .Bottomline ... it should be a must to spay and neuter your animal. This is my first time to have waited until a female has been a year old to spay but it made since with what I had read about the ACL and development of. I had to be a very responsible dog owner and make sure no males came in contact with Gem when she was in heat. And personally I really did not like dealing with a female in heat. People please don't be a sad sack and have your pet spayed or neuter.. They will be okay and it is a better health choice for your animal, less cancer potential.


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Mcalexander9   ocotillo, CA

7/29/2013 1:24:56 PM

Ok first off whoever thinks it's wrong or inhumane to spay your dog is just an idiot in my opinion. The people who think that should be the ones that should have to put down the millions of puppies and dogs that comes from irresponsible dog owners. Don't you realize that's why you get your animal fixed to prevent unwanted litters. That infuriates me so much, as far as a major surgery goes yes it is but it's done all the time and it's far better to have one dog go threw a little discomfort than 4 to 15 puppies to die or be put in bad homes.......

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LuvMyPup   Rio Rancho, New Mexico

7/29/2013 12:51:54 PM

Spaying is the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The reason spay/neuter programs are so necessary is that many people cannot or don't prevent their female dog from coming into contact with an unaltered male and becoming pregnant. The shelters are FULL of dogs that will either need to be adopted or be euthanized. What is more humane: spaying and neutering a pet that you have no intention of breeding or overpopulation that results in 1000's of dogs being euthanized every single day in the US? Everyone is entitled to their opinion but all of my dogs have been rescues, all have been spayed, and none have had health or behavioral problems related to being spayed.

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Nat   Ankara, International

4/16/2013 3:14:34 AM

I totally agree with Jackie. I have a Havanese, she will be 5 years old on 1st of May. I have here since she was 1 month old, and never thought to perform this operation on her - I feel that this is not my right to do this to
Last year I gave her the opportunity to mate and be a mother, she gave birth to 6 adorable white Havanese puppies .... amazing they all look like her. I found hardly 4 good families that adopted the 4 of the puppies, and I kept two of them as a part of my family :). now I have 3 females at home and one of the smallies is having her period same time with her mother, so I have to take care of two at the same time, ... although so I will not do this operation to anyone of
I am afraid from the day when they say this breed has disappeared.

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Jamie   Greensboro, North Carolina

3/7/2013 4:01:06 PM

We just had our 5 month old Chihuahua spayed yesterday, she is doing great! Not as active, but I'm sure within the next day or two she will be. This is a great article for people like me who have never owned a female dog. I noticed that someone posted that it was inhumane to get a dog spayed. What? That's crazy! It's great that you have been responsible enough to ensure that your dog does not get pregnant, but there are so many people out there that are not responsible, and their dogs get pregnant and puppies are not cared for or are given to people that don't treat them right. THAT my friend is inhuman!

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Dawn   Prince William, Virginia

1/10/2013 10:40:32 AM

Our dog is very hyper, in fact the vet commented on how active she was. After a seeminly normal spay she was sent home with 5 days worth of pain medication but no sedatives. Two days later, she is back in surgery because her internal stitches ruptured. She was nowhere near as active as usual, but she is a Yorkie and it's impossible to keep her completely still. Now our $200 spay is a $1000 spay. THIS time they say they will give her sedatives for a week. I think they should have given her some the first time since they knew how hyper she is.


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Jackie   fraser, Michigan

12/12/2012 11:27:28 AM

I have a lot to say about this. I have had dogs all of my life and none of them have been spayed. None of them had puppies they were a part of the family. I have puppy and i am being forced to get it spayed. Why? I see this as an unnecessary surgery. I don't want my dog forced into menopause. How can you say this doesn't affect your dog. Also how can you tell such lies as it will prevent cancer. They need all of our parts that is why they were born with them. They are not there just as a function for pregnancy. My dogs never had lumps but other people that had dogs that were altered did. You are taking the life out of a puppy. I feel that it is inhumane. These rescue places are not helping these animals by performing unnecessary surgery.

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Leslie - 233329   Lakeside, AZ

10/18/2012 7:36:55 PM

Thanks for the information. I just had my 6 month old girl spayed yesterday and the post -surgery info is very helpful.

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diane - 251091   Hooksett, NH

9/7/2012 8:27:33 PM

Thanks for the info my puppy is 5 months old an she will be spayed in 2 months. I also believe it should not be done to early. I even wonder if at 7 months if this is to early.

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Melian and Tiny   E, CA

9/4/2012 11:35:22 PM

While I am for neutering, this article is very evasive about talking about any of the negative aspects of these procedures. Spaying is major surgery whether or not it's routine. And there is debate about the best age to neuter. With many others I believe it should not be done too early. I'll stop there before I start something.

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Selissa - 216807   New braunfels, TX

8/29/2012 3:03:03 PM

Thanks for the information!!

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Sonny   Los angeles, CA

2/28/2012 8:56:40 PM

This page is so helpful thank you for having this kind of information on your site i just had my little chikiss spay and I had some worrys but now im ok because with

the information your page provided againg thank you sincerly sonny

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Shambra   Sagle, ID

11/11/2011 11:14:55 AM

Why do the overies have to be removed? Can't everything else be removed and leave the overies so the dog is basically whole but can't reproduce? They do this in humans.

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6/15/2011 8:47:31 PM

I am soooooooooooo happy my yorkie Snickers got neutered!{!P]I believe he came out of the womb humping : he would hum everything that moved! Even his bed all the time!!!!!!Itwas total embarresment at the dog park;he would run dogs away! He was popular ;but in a baaad way!It feels good to know that your dog isn't an almost sex offender!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kelly   pikeville, NC

3/23/2011 5:13:57 PM

2 years ago, i had my boxer female spayed by the SNAP unit here at our local pet shop here in Goldsboro. Before the procedure, she never had a problem of any kind. When we brought her home, we noticed she could not control her bladder. I just passed it off that her body was shocked by the surgery and it would get better over time. Well, 2 years later it has not gotten better. she leaks all the time.We cannot take her with us anywhere that has closed quarters. What could the vet have done to have messed my Tater?

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