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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Gemma was 4yo when she was desexed and also had a tumor removed from her back. She wasn't allowed home that night.

    The next day and even several days later all she did was sleep and relax, didn't touch her stitches. I could of left her home alone without any problems.

    She lifted her lip if the other dogs came near her and knew her limitations.
    Do they generally have to stay in overnight or was Gemma a special case due to the extra medical procedures?

    Quote Originally Posted by mellac View Post
    I had my pug desexed just at 6months. Quick procedure and he was happy as larry the same day we took him home. Even at the vet they were wondering why he wasn't sleepy haha! Thats just Dexter! Wasn't in any pain at all. The vet gave us the collar thing to put around his neck but he didn't need it as he didn't really lick or didn't seem worried about the area.
    Thanks for your story! AFAIK the procedure is a little different with girls, a little more involved I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Do they generally have to stay in overnight or was Gemma a special case due to the extra medical procedures?



    Thanks for your story! AFAIK the procedure is a little different with girls, a little more involved I think.
    They normally come home the same day and yes...the girls procedure is more involved than the boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    They normally come home the same day and yes...the girls procedure is more involved than the boys
    Yay! I know something!

    I thought it was because AGB's Batty was done very young and I was surprised when she told me both girls and boys can be done at a young age but vets prefer to wait till 6 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Yay! I know something!

    I thought it was because AGB's Batty was done very young and I was surprised when she told me both girls and boys can be done at a young age but vets prefer to wait till 6 months.
    TBH I think it's a myth, and that vets just don't like dealing with little bits. Batty is a rescue and they don't have any problems desexing rescues young, yet if someone else wants their pet desexed young they're being cruel??

    Makes no sense to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    TBH I think it's a myth, and that vets just don't like dealing with little bits. Batty is a rescue and they don't have any problems desexing rescues young, yet if someone else wants their pet desexed young they're being cruel??

    Makes no sense to me
    It doesn't make much sense does it!

    When do dogs come into their first season? I would hate for that to happen to Poppy before we got her desexed!

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    It makes a lot of sense to me. My vet wants the hormones to have some time in their bodies, not cut them off so young. Pretty is in today as we speak getting desexed. I have to micromanage 3 puppies and her when she comes back. I have it all figured. If I worked she would have been done on a Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    When do dogs come into their first season? I would hate for that to happen to Poppy before we got her desexed!
    Umm I have no idea I don't have any experience with entire female dogs, except Batty's mum and that was only one week while she was already pregnant! Even if she does come in, you'll just have to keep her indoors at all times and make sure she is heavily supervised You can definitely handle that. It would be better for her to be desexed first, but I know that you can cope if it does come to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Umm I have no idea I don't have any experience with entire female dogs, except Batty's mum and that was only one week while she was already pregnant! Even if she does come in, you'll just have to keep her indoors at all times and make sure she is heavily supervised You can definitely handle that. It would be better for her to be desexed first, but I know that you can cope if it does come to that.
    Yep, that is very do-able! But I hope it doesnt happen either! I cannot handle puppies or pregancy! Can you imagine the stressing I would do! I would be a mess!

    The vet seems confident that she will be able to be done in 2 months time so I'm guessing she wont come into season before then!

    If she does I'm off to Pet Goods Direct for come contraceptive panties! But seriously!!! She will be wearing them!!!

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    Gemma was four years old, that means she had had several seasons, she is a lean dog and mostly because of the additional operations. They scraped a huge hole in her back right next to her spine she had both internal and external stitches, with pressure on the stitches purely because of the area of it.

    What I was trying to say, without being blunt, is that we treat our dogs like total babies, when really in most instances they know how to monitor their own bodies. There are boof head exceptions. Most males by the end of the day are up and running as though nothing had happened. Girls a bit longer.

    I try to use examples with the puppies and my other dogs so that I don't come straight out and offend people by saying, it is a dog, they will cope, they do manage etc etc. Does not mean for a minute I don't love my dogs to pieces. But sometimes we ruin them by lavishing love that they don't need and not putting in the hard work in the areas they do, for example exercise. Sorry I will now get back on subject.

    I think rescues are done early for ethical reasons. I know where I help out no dog leaves there without being done so if you've picked a little puppy you have to wait until its got some weight on it and might not get that puppy until it's 3 months old in the case of little Chi X's etc. It is their policy. I mean sensible ownership is what they are promoting.

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    It varies with different dogs (says Di and all her experience of ONE entire female, lol) I have read a lot though. Some can be early...5 months, Pretty had a split first season about 6 months, had a litter OCT 30 then has now been in season again and missed her appointment a month ago. TODAY is the day, woohoo.

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