Getting pup spayed

Discussion in 'Ask the Vet' started by hud55_55, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. hud55_55

    hud55_55 Well-Known Member

    Is it better to have to have a pup spayed before or after they ever come in heat?
  2. coonnutz

    coonnutz Well-Known Member

    I'm no Vet but everything I've ever been told is you wait for their first cycle, they have the potential to mature better this way.

  3. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member

    NE Ark
    Our vet in Jonesboro told us to do it before the first cycle. That's what we did.
  4. Vetrock

    Vetrock Well-Known Member

    I'm not Dr. Gentry, but I'm sure he would agree, that it is always best to spay a dog prior to their first heat. Doing so essentially prevents breast cancer later, which is the #1 tumor that occurs in female dogs.