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Thread: The right age to desex?

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    Getting desexed was one of the best things I ever did but then I had had 2 live single litters.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    My vet told me that each season increases the chance of canine breast cancer 20fold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo DiddlyO View Post
    My vet told me that each season increases the chance of canine breast cancer 20fold?
    Not sure it is that high. The risk of breast tunours is 1% in dogs sterilised before their first heat, 8% after their first heat but before their 2nd heat, and ending up at about 25% after the 4th heat from memory. So about 1 in 4 dogs that have had 4 or more heats will develop a breast tumour. My mum has an ex breeding bitch and she just gives her mammary tissue the once over at regular intervals.

    I think 50% of these tumours are benign but dont quote me on that.
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    IMO - when hell freeze's over is the right time....

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    I had my male, Oscar and female, Saffie de-sexed at around 6 months and haven't had a problem. On an entirely irrelevant note, I was once asked by a rough, tough fisherman when I would be having the "furry grandkinds" after I told him I'd gotten Wharf Rat Oscar the young blonde girlfriend and, without thinking I said, we've all been de-sexed, we got a group discount". The bright red beetroot face and look on his dial was priceless. I've since learnt they're a sensitive bunch, fishos.

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