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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowStaff View Post
    How often does a bitch come in season?

    I called a place last week to enquire about desexing and they do it from 8wks of age, is this advisable?
    It depends, majority of the time its about twice a year(every 6 months). Some dogs can even go up to 4 times a year although they will only be fertile about twice.
    8 weeks is very very very very young to nueter/spey. I would not encourage any animal to get desexed at that age. Some puppies haven't even left their mums at that stage.
    I would be second guessing that vet
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    It was the Animal Welfare League that said they desex at 8wks....

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    First of all Hi Ausie Mum

    If you are speaking of AWL QLD you could not be in better hands. The AWL Team & Vets at are doing amazing work. They are most certainly leading the country in terms of companion animal welfare.

    I have read many studies re early desexing.

    Most males desexed (depending on breed & size of breed) from an early age suffer no known side effects.

    Females desexed (depending on breed & size of breed) may have some side effects. There is no reason at all why you would not desex your JRT female at 6 months if she is a family pet.

    Your males testicles will descend in time & you are able to gauge this yourself as a dog owner.

    My advice...have his bits whipped off with hers & reap the benefits.

    Have you sourced your dogs from A RB'r ? and if so what have they recommended you do?

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    Demi...


    This post is in regards to being a responsible pet owner for both of your dogs & not meant as an insult or abusive post. I am intending this post to be educational. Being responsible is getting both of your dogs de-sexed & not just getting Mollie de-sexed


    I would like offer a suggestion.. is it possible for you to get your parents to read the following link, it is a long read but very educational in regards to breeding, pregnancies & prevention of both.. hopefully it will entice your parents to be responsible & de-sex all of your dogs asap.

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...you-breed.html

    Also is it possible show your parents different rescue groups, pound web sites etc & the amount of un-wanted dogs & puppies on death row, or just ask any rescue member here about the sadness they face everyday in their endless work of rescuing & trying to re-home the unwanted dogs, even better if your parents could personally visit rescue centres & pounds & see 1st hand the amount of unwanted puppies / dogs in need of homes... i'm sure most dogs & puppies on death row in pounds etc could have been prevented in the 1st place if pet owners were responsible & de-sexed their pets.

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    My vet WILL NOT desex before 6 months of age and I fully believe in his reasons why.
    Pretty came into season again when she was due for desexing. No way in hell would he desex whilst in season, too many dangers, the worst being excessive bleeding to death. Why chance it when it can be done after the season at a safer time.

    I hate that River had to be desexed so early for his rescue but that is a requirement.
    The only reason my vet will even do my pups next week, at 5 and a half months is that it fits in with my treatment schedule.

    Pretty had to have been 6 months or so when she had her split first season when my FIL owned her, look what happened then.

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    I agree, and that is fine, there are vets who chose not to desex at an early age.

    My Vet is open minded & does a hell of a lot of rescue work, he is also very, very experienced. He deals with endless numbers of poundies from Hawkesbury, Renbury Farm & Blacktown Pound. All with a story to tell.

    You should never comprimise the health of your pet/rescue. And this is a classic case

    I have not had a puppy desexed under 12 weeks, they stay with me until then & through after care.

    I have had 12/14 year olds desexed, females in season desexed, & females in very early pregnancy desexed as well.

    All have hardly skipped a beat & have moved into great homes.

    It all relates back too to experience on the vets part/rescue group & after care.

    This dog is 6 months old and it is living in a home environment.

    This young entire female is living with a larger entire male & she is in season.

    This issue not about early desexing.

    This female is most certainly able to be desexed at 6 months of age, despite being on heat and that is what I would recommend.

    Her health & safety is at risk otherwise at such a tiny age.

    She is still a puppy herself! the thought of a six month old having puppies makes me cringe! That is my point
    Last edited by Billy; 04-07-2010 at 06:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I cringe at the thought of her getting pregnant with pups from such a big dog
    Yes I agree Cleasanta

    If the OP gets onto this early all she will need is a consult with her Vet & extra fluids/recovery time during surgery.

    It is an accident waiting to happen with two entire dogs....

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