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    Default Desexing the Girls

    I was reading Cleas thread about not showing Ruby anymore, and I was thinking about having bella desexed.
    Now, people, please dont bite my head off about this, but I dont think ive ever had a female animal(apart from my current cat) that has been desexed. I havent even heard about a dog being desexed before ( i dont think) until I read about Ruby. Bella is a crossbred, and I definately do not want to breed from her, so would getting her desexed be the better option for her? What are some of the beniefits to having her desexed??

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    She will be less hormonal...no seasons (and maybe phantoms) to deal with...she will become more settled...you lessen the chance of ovarian cancer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    She will be less hormonal...no seasons (and maybe phantoms) to deal with...she will become more settled...you lessen the chance of ovarian cancer...
    And I was told you eliminate the risk of Mammory cancer if de-sexed before first season. Although I know there are those who prefer to leave the de-sexing til later.
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    yep all of the above reasons are good ones. Risk of the big C is reduced, She will have a more even temperment, you do not have to worry about someone elses entire male braking in and ending up with puppies etc.
    In general your life will be easier.

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    No 'accidents'
    Lowers the risk of several cancers
    No hormones to deal with, no fighting off other dogs

    Honestly unless you're breeding or showing I can't think of one good reason to keep any dog entire.

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    National Desexing Network | Benefits of Desexing

    You won't have to deal with her going into season and dripping blood everywhere, or the boy dogs that come to visit as a result of that heady perfume (blech). You won't have to deal with accidental litters of puppys and the vet costs that go with that or the trauma of finding good homes for all the puppies.

    If you get her done really early - well I guess it depends on the dog but Frosty was done at 8 weeks old (Gasp) and she doesn't mark over other dog's pee (or her own), she still behaves like a puppy and rolls over to greet everyone - I think she will always be a bit puppy like on this one. She's not interested in being boss or resource guarding anything - again this could be the dog not the desexing - but trying to be boss and resource guarding are usually common with dogs of her ancestry especially the females.

    And for both boy dogs and girl dogs - there are a bunch of reproductive health related risks that go away when you get them desexed. I've still not seen anything convincing one way or the other regards when to get a dog desexed. Frosty was at AWL - hence the early desexing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaG View Post
    Honestly unless you're breeding or showing I can't think of one good reason to keep any dog entire.
    Exactly.
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    I can't wait for one of mine to go in on Wed. One down, 2 to go. I have never in my life dealt with season's before and I never want to again. Pretty came into season just before her last appointment.

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