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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    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!
    Ruby was 7 months old

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    Small dogs come into season earlier than medium and large breeds. Because their body matures earlier.

    So in a nutshell I would have a toy breed done at 5 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Small dogs come into season earlier than medium and large breeds. Because their body matures earlier.

    So in a nutshell I would have a toy breed done at 5 months.
    Ok. My vet said 6 months but I guess I can ring up and ask. She said 6 months was better for smaller breeds but I guess thats from the size perspective.

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    Then just do what your vet said. I said 5 months because you were paranoid if she came into season.

    Bar one, (and that was only done late last year) all of mine are entire, it's not something that worries me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Then just do what your vet said. I said 5 months because you were paranoid if she came into season.

    Bar one, (and that was only done late last year) all of mine are entire, it's not something that worries me.
    I guess it worries me because I'm not a breeder. I don't want to bring more puppies into this world when there are hunderds and thousands in resue and at the pound! I don't want to have to deal with yet another thing that I have NO idea about! I am just finding my feet with Poppy, feeling more confident. She is out pet, our companion, not soomething to make a quick buck off!

    Thanks for your advice!

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    If she comes in before you get her done then you will cope and put in procedures to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

    Even as a breeder I do that all the time. Otherwise by now I would have Whippet X Gordon Setter which doesn't even bear thinking about and another two whippet/whippet litters.

    In fact, if I can be blunt, which I'm normally not, but I think I'm tired, you treat Poppy much the same as I do when one of mine are in season.

    But you'll have it done in time because you are a sensible owner and will have nothing to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    If she comes in before you get her done then you will cope and put in procedures to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

    Even as a breeder I do that all the time. Otherwise by now I would have Whippet X Gordon Setter which doesn't even bear thinking about and another two whippet/whippet litters.

    In fact, if I can be blunt, which I'm normally not, but I think I'm tired, you treat Poppy much the same as I do when one of mine are in season.

    But you'll have it done in time because you are a sensible owner and will have nothing to worry about.
    I don't think you are being blunt! I think your just saying I "baby" (for lack of a better word) her a bit but I'm happy to admit that she is probably fussed over a bit more than your dogs as your so much more confident and knowledgable than I am!

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    Frosty was done at 8 weeks. She was pretty tiny then.

    And she got a bucket on her head. And she licked a lot at the stitches when it came off, but I put aloe vera on them, and that put her off.

    If you're really paranoid about seasons but don't want to desex early (or your vet doesn't), ask about the pill for bitches, it should prevent her from coming into season. Seasons are messy. Imagine having a period without a pad, you get the idea. Not to mention the puppy risk.

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    Amy, a reason I have never had entire bitches till now was paranoia over seasons. To be honest, I would have a male any day compared to a female...bugga though, they suck you in, lol. If you plan in advance have your strategies in place should she come in early, you will have no problems. I had no idea Pretty would be in season again barely 4 months from giving birth in OCT but knew what I would be doing if she did before I could get her desexed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Frosty was done at 8 weeks. She was pretty tiny then.

    it should prevent her from coming into season. Seasons are messy. Imagine having a period without a pad, you get the idea. Not to mention the puppy risk.

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    OMG! Ok, so maybe I'm very naive here but would never in a million years have realised this would happen lol. Would hate to have thought what would have happened had I got a female and waited longer for desexing! Would have thought she had a serious illness or something lol

    Anyway, I have Max booked in for his "snip" next Wednesday. He's going in Tuesday night (only because i cant get him in after 9 on the day) and I'll pick him up after work on the Wednesday.

    Should I be getting him one of those bucket collars? Do I need to take Thursday off work?

    I cant remember what I did when I had my female cat desexed (RIP poor old girl) as it was 15 years ago.

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