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    To do desexing before 6 months of age, except he will do it for Jodi and Jessie 2 weeks early to fit between my treatments with radiation after chemo. (mid april) With bloody Pretty now in season she may have to be put off till after radiation as I will be at a lodge at the hospital during the week for maybe 2, 3 weeks.
    Phew, we are getting there with all the procedures needed. Looks like all will be done when I am, lol.
    My sister arrives tomorrow too to babysit me while hubby supervises a massive fishing comp on the weekend. Will be great to see her.

    Gawd, chemo brain, Pretty is being done March.
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    Yeah, times have changed Di. It's great that your vet can at least fit it in with you.

    BTW, have a great visit with your sister.

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    Given Jodie's mothers history with coming into season earlyish I'm glad your vet could help you by fitting in around the sessions, last thing you need is to worry about anything else.

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    Some vets do them early and some don't. If you really need them done early you can try and find another one. But I'm guessing that you don't have much time or energy to go chasing around the countryside for other vets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Some vets do them early and some don't. If you really need them done early you can try and find another one. But I'm guessing that you don't have much time or energy to go chasing around the countryside for other vets!
    I agree with him, he likes all the hormones to have that time to get in. I can protect Jodi but not Jess as she is on the other farm. FIL will be warned to keep a VERY sharp lookout as Pretty came in early. If she does then she will be taken to vet for abortion pill or something just in case. I am not and will not go through this again. They will be 5 1/2 months when they are done.

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    Will vet consider making the contraceptive or season stopping pill available or does he think that interferes with doggy (growing) hormone balance too. I'd be interested to know what bad things he thinks may happen if they are desexed very early (not just a couple of weeks) because Frosty was desexed at 8 weeks and there may be things/symptoms I should keep an extra look out for.

    So far we've had no hormone or growth related problems and I couldn't ask for a better natured dog if I tried. The only dogs and people she doesn't charm completely are bad tempered with all dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Will vet consider making the contraceptive or season stopping pill available or does he think that interferes with doggy (growing) hormone balance too. I'd be interested to know what bad things he thinks may happen if they are desexed very early (not just a couple of weeks) because Frosty was desexed at 8 weeks and there may be things/symptoms I should keep an extra look out for.

    So far we've had no hormone or growth related problems and I couldn't ask for a better natured dog if I tried. The only dogs and people she doesn't charm completely are bad tempered with all dogs.
    That's interesting Hy, because I remember an era where many vets were de-sexing dogs as puppies. Many of them felt (at that time) that the younger they were the better. Times change.

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    I think places like AWL or RSPCA would rather take the risk of later complications than have the immediate risk of extra unwanted puppies coming back to haunt them. So that would be the number one reason she was done so early. And they probably figure other risks are not as bad as the too many unwanted puppies risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I think places like AWL or RSPCA would rather take the risk of later complications than have the immediate risk of extra unwanted puppies coming back to haunt them. So that would be the number one reason she was done so early. And they probably figure other risks are not as bad as the too many unwanted puppies risk.
    Well I do know that's what they USED to think back in Qld where I was. Very much so.

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    Hi DA

    I don't think the rescue organisations have changed much in their opinions. I'm fairly sure it's the QLD AWL that offers - give us your puppies and we will desex your bitch for free - service.

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